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 $17.06 $32.88 $41.14 $54.05 $25.32 $31.44 $36.92 $40.28 $12.64 $18.18 $23.37 $27.51
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $8,208 $16,417 $24,624 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,208 $16,417 $24,624
Medical $2,736 $8,370 $8,157 $8,467 $5,679 $8,157 $8,467 $8,256 $5,679 $8,157 $8,467 $8,256
Housing $9,768 $12,768 $12,768 $16,788 $9,828 $12,768 $12,768 $16,788 $9,768 $12,768 $12,768 $16,788
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $28,497 $54,924 $68,706 $90,283 $42,290 $52,517 $61,657 $67,277 $42,230 $60,726 $78,074 $91,901
Annual taxes $6,991 $13,475 $16,856 $22,149 $10,375 $12,884 $15,126 $16,505 $10,360 $14,898 $19,154 $22,546
Required annual income before taxes $35,489 $68,399 $85,562 $112,432 $52,665 $65,401 $76,783 $83,783 $52,590 $75,623 $97,228 $114,447

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $114,233
Business & Financial Operations $78,570
Computer & Mathematical $91,464
Architecture & Engineering $78,827
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,617
Community & Social Service $50,301
Legal $55,768
Education, Training, & Library $69,743
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,142
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,333
Healthcare Support $28,537
Protective Service $52,516
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,957
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,376
Personal Care & Service $26,568
Sales & Related $30,377
Office & Administrative Support $39,098
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,778
Construction & Extraction $48,097
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,440
Production $40,200
Transportation & Material Moving $36,327