Living Wage Calculation for Yakima, 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 $10.79 $24.23 $29.00 $36.34 $17.88 $21.82 $24.42 $27.47 $8.64 $13.30 $15.87 $18.65
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 $6,984 $10,464 $10,464 $14,268 $8,076 $10,464 $10,464 $14,268 $6,984 $10,464 $10,464 $14,268
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 $19,694 $44,227 $52,942 $66,334 $32,638 $39,831 $44,583 $50,145 $31,546 $48,543 $57,919 $68,104
Annual taxes $2,747 $6,170 $7,385 $9,254 $4,553 $5,556 $6,219 $6,995 $4,401 $6,772 $8,080 $9,500
Required annual income before taxes $22,441 $50,397 $60,328 $75,588 $37,191 $45,387 $50,803 $57,140 $35,946 $55,314 $65,999 $77,604

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,076
Business & Financial Operations $59,604
Computer & Mathematical $68,214
Architecture & Engineering $67,545
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,629
Community & Social Service $43,679
Legal $61,363
Education, Training, & Library $46,344
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,426
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,895
Healthcare Support $31,520
Protective Service $48,103
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,450
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,765
Personal Care & Service $27,549
Sales & Related $28,557
Office & Administrative Support $36,787
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,341
Construction & Extraction $46,323
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,402
Production $35,141
Transportation & Material Moving $31,633