Living Wage Calculation for Walla Walla, WA

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $13.51 $28.80 $36.22 $47.92 $21.92 $26.85 $30.40 $34.03 $10.56 $15.81 $19.97 $24.17
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50 $13.50

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $8,534 $17,067 $25,601 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,534 $17,067 $25,601
Medical $2,206 $6,692 $6,380 $6,520 $4,737 $6,380 $6,520 $6,173 $4,737 $6,380 $6,520 $6,173
Housing $8,677 $13,310 $13,310 $19,077 $10,107 $13,310 $13,310 $19,077 $8,677 $13,310 $13,310 $19,077
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $24,180 $51,539 $64,837 $85,771 $39,225 $48,066 $54,417 $60,912 $37,795 $56,600 $71,484 $86,513
Annual taxes $3,920 $8,355 $10,511 $13,905 $6,359 $7,792 $8,822 $9,875 $6,127 $9,176 $11,589 $14,025
Required annual income before taxes $28,100 $59,895 $75,348 $99,676 $45,584 $55,858 $63,239 $70,787 $43,923 $65,775 $83,073 $100,538

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,929
Business & Financial Operations $68,258
Computer & Mathematical $72,002
Architecture & Engineering $95,092
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,890
Community & Social Service $48,421
Legal $70,171
Education, Training, & Library $49,383
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,114
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,242
Healthcare Support $31,837
Protective Service $57,639
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,310
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,456
Personal Care & Service $28,809
Sales & Related $31,408
Office & Administrative Support $38,078
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,231
Construction & Extraction $50,979
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,099
Production $36,922
Transportation & Material Moving $35,756