Living Wage Calculation for Wenatchee, 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 $11.14 $24.57 $29.35 $36.79 $18.02 $22.16 $24.77 $27.92 $8.82 $13.47 $16.04 $18.88
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50 $11.50

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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,712 $13,336 $17,959
Medical $1,955 $7,170 $6,827 $6,909 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628 $5,397 $6,827 $6,909 $6,628
Housing $7,632 $11,088 $11,088 $15,096 $8,340 $11,088 $11,088 $15,096 $7,632 $11,088 $11,088 $15,096
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,342 $44,851 $53,566 $67,162 $32,902 $40,455 $45,207 $50,973 $32,194 $49,167 $58,543 $68,932
Annual taxes $2,838 $6,257 $7,472 $9,369 $4,590 $5,643 $6,306 $7,111 $4,491 $6,859 $8,167 $9,616
Required annual income before taxes $23,179 $51,108 $61,039 $76,531 $37,491 $46,098 $51,514 $58,083 $36,685 $56,025 $66,710 $78,548

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,727
Business & Financial Operations $61,065
Computer & Mathematical $67,792
Architecture & Engineering $80,734
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,035
Community & Social Service $47,208
Legal $71,053
Education, Training, & Library $47,630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,840
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,860
Healthcare Support $31,283
Protective Service $55,921
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,790
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,154
Personal Care & Service $32,528
Sales & Related $29,071
Office & Administrative Support $35,264
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,438
Construction & Extraction $45,346
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,763
Production $34,843
Transportation & Material Moving $0