What is a Living Wage in Washington DC ?

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CURRENT D.C. MINIMUM WAGE

LIVING WAGE

APPROVED BY
CITY COUNCIL

D.C. MEDIAN WAGES

BLS ESTIMATE

Hourly payFor full-time workers, 52 weeks per year $8.25/hour $12.50/hour $29.79/hour
Amount to live on per day7-day week $47 $71 $170
Annual pretax pay $17,160 $26,000 $61,963
Percent above or below the D.C. poverty level for a one-person householdThe poverty level is $11,490. 49.35% 126.28% 439.28%
Percent above or below the D.C. poverty level for a four-person householdThe poverty level is $23,550. -27.13% 10.4% 163.11%

SOURCE: D.C. City Council, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics. GRAPHIC: Darla Cameron – The Washington Post. Published July 10, 2013.