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 $13.42 $27.45 $33.90 $43.96 $21.63 $26.48 $30.03 $32.99 $10.51 $15.14 $18.81 $22.19
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 $6,787 $13,575 $20,363 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,787 $13,575 $20,363
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 $8,520 $12,648 $12,648 $17,220 $9,600 $12,648 $12,648 $17,220 $8,520 $12,648 $12,648 $17,220
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 $24,023 $49,130 $60,682 $78,676 $38,718 $47,403 $53,755 $59,055 $37,638 $54,191 $67,330 $79,418
Annual taxes $3,894 $7,965 $9,838 $12,755 $6,277 $7,685 $8,714 $9,574 $6,102 $8,785 $10,915 $12,875
Required annual income before taxes $27,918 $57,095 $70,520 $91,431 $44,995 $55,088 $62,469 $68,629 $43,740 $62,976 $78,245 $92,293

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,998
Business & Financial Operations $61,342
Computer & Mathematical $68,166
Architecture & Engineering $83,921
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,306
Community & Social Service $52,615
Legal $79,736
Education, Training, & Library $48,656
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,843
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,703
Healthcare Support $34,139
Protective Service $71,102
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,635
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,610
Personal Care & Service $34,845
Sales & Related $33,362
Office & Administrative Support $38,436
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,510
Construction & Extraction $48,513
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,191
Production $34,712
Transportation & Material Moving $31,970