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 $15.29 $29.67 $36.96 $49.21 $24.18 $28.96 $34.28 $38.01 $11.65 $16.52 $21.22 $25.12
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49 $14.49

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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $7,297 $14,593 $21,890 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,297 $14,593 $21,890
Medical $2,178 $6,521 $6,308 $6,618 $5,449 $6,308 $6,618 $6,407 $5,449 $6,308 $6,618 $6,407
Housing $8,808 $13,284 $13,284 $18,132 $10,392 $13,284 $13,284 $18,132 $8,808 $13,284 $13,284 $18,132
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $27,375 $53,105 $66,149 $88,069 $43,282 $51,828 $61,353 $68,025 $41,698 $59,125 $75,946 $89,915
Annual taxes $4,438 $8,609 $10,724 $14,277 $7,017 $8,402 $9,946 $11,028 $6,760 $9,585 $12,312 $14,577
Required annual income before taxes $31,813 $61,714 $76,873 $102,347 $50,299 $60,230 $71,300 $79,053 $48,458 $68,710 $88,258 $104,492

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,038
Business & Financial Operations $70,064
Computer & Mathematical $84,081
Architecture & Engineering $88,564
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,327
Community & Social Service $56,443
Legal $84,755
Education, Training, & Library $55,587
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,045
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $88,264
Healthcare Support $37,450
Protective Service $60,412
Food Preparation & Serving Related $33,170
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $35,203
Personal Care & Service $33,042
Sales & Related $37,461
Office & Administrative Support $41,313
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,496
Construction & Extraction $55,405
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,003
Production $37,643
Transportation & Material Moving $35,556