Living Wage Calculation for Winchester, VA

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 $14.94 $30.34 $37.49 $48.20 $23.17 $28.58 $32.19 $34.78 $11.57 $16.56 $20.62 $24.18
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $7,635 $15,270 $22,906 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,635 $15,270 $22,906
Medical $2,866 $8,566 $8,254 $8,394 $5,885 $8,254 $8,394 $8,047 $5,885 $8,254 $8,394 $8,047
Housing $9,336 $12,324 $12,324 $16,416 $9,396 $12,324 $12,324 $16,416 $9,336 $12,324 $12,324 $16,416
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
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 $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $25,179 $51,149 $63,209 $81,250 $39,059 $48,187 $54,262 $58,635 $38,999 $55,822 $69,533 $81,542
Annual taxes $5,887 $11,959 $14,779 $18,997 $9,132 $11,266 $12,687 $13,709 $9,118 $13,052 $16,257 $19,065
Required annual income before taxes $31,066 $63,109 $77,988 $100,246 $48,192 $59,453 $66,949 $72,344 $48,118 $68,874 $85,790 $100,606

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,277
Business & Financial Operations $70,642
Computer & Mathematical $83,419
Architecture & Engineering $79,235
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,836
Community & Social Service $46,252
Legal $53,413
Education, Training, & Library $66,733
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,641
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,905
Healthcare Support $26,118
Protective Service $47,101
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,620
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,904
Personal Care & Service $25,484
Sales & Related $26,047
Office & Administrative Support $36,564
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $44,472
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,395
Production $37,832
Transportation & Material Moving $33,024