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Washington

State Facts

Minimum Wage $15.74
2-Bedroom Housing Wage $36.33
Number of Renter Households 1,066,944
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
226,819
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
21%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
396,674
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
37%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$818/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$892/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,486/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,577/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,889/mo

Working at minimum wage $15.74/hr

Each week you have to work 77 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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Number of Households
Total 2,931,841 307,594 89,865 104,977 102,011 9,287 42,776 50,540 114,556 188,896 1,205,278 209,640 18,222 335,969 22,842 44,752 84,636 6,158 9,287 74,290 29,474 33,636 184,173 1,849 42,776 15,278 2,934 27,721 1,004 32,803 29,319 35,102 15,497 902,308 104,977 18,772 9,332 31,223 4,440 25,085 16,630 9,878 5,653 335,969 8,378 50,540 4,723 302,970 209,640 18,222 114,556 1,891 22,842 89,865 18,010 84,636
Renter 1,066,944 92,281 33,787 32,458 31,924 2,622 14,675 14,895 38,081 62,574 487,794 76,355 3,802 119,698 7,996 15,807 32,195 2,327 2,622 23,540 10,881 9,448 61,624 521 14,675 4,926 784 8,384 219 11,706 8,870 9,419 3,291 391,756 32,458 7,514 2,555 8,778 956 5,429 5,221 1,672 1,314 119,698 2,015 14,895 950 96,038 76,355 3,802 38,081 232 7,996 33,787 10,010 32,195
Percent Renters 36% 30% 38% 31% 31% 28% 34% 29% 33% 33% 40% 36% 21% 36% 35% 35% 38% 38% 28% 32% 37% 28% 33% 28% 34% 32% 27% 30% 22% 36% 30% 27% 21% 43% 31% 40% 27% 28% 22% 22% 31% 17% 23% 36% 24% 29% 20% 32% 36% 21% 33% 12% 35% 38% 56% 38%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $28.60 $15.24 $19.98 $24.08 $15.60 $12.96 $14.42 $18.10 $21.67 $28.85 $39.27 $15.62 $12.23 $22.58 $16.00 $16.23 $16.50 $13.79 $12.96 $15.60 $16.23 $15.46 $28.85 $13.60 $14.42 $16.23 $11.56 $15.60 $11.46 $13.73 $13.44 $20.75 $17.33 $39.27 $24.08 $16.46 $16.79 $14.69 $13.00 $15.19 $12.58 $13.50 $13.38 $22.58 $19.90 $18.10 $28.85 $39.27 $15.62 $12.23 $21.67 $12.63 $16.00 $19.98 $13.73 $16.50
One-Bedroom $30.33 $17.25 $21.17 $27.52 $18.37 $15.08 $17.13 $21.37 $23.94 $30.96 $40.38 $17.81 $13.67 $25.15 $18.19 $19.96 $16.62 $16.35 $15.08 $18.37 $19.96 $17.56 $30.96 $15.44 $17.13 $19.96 $13.13 $18.37 $14.48 $15.06 $16.29 $20.88 $19.12 $40.38 $27.52 $18.69 $16.88 $17.35 $14.77 $20.12 $14.81 $15.35 $15.21 $25.15 $21.79 $21.37 $30.96 $40.38 $17.81 $13.67 $23.94 $14.88 $18.19 $21.17 $15.63 $16.62
Two-Bedroom $36.33 $21.80 $26.06 $36.00 $22.83 $19.38 $21.58 $27.06 $28.00 $35.37 $47.21 $23.04 $17.88 $31.60 $23.94 $24.27 $21.87 $20.25 $19.38 $22.83 $24.27 $23.12 $35.37 $20.33 $21.58 $24.27 $17.29 $22.83 $17.15 $18.71 $20.12 $26.46 $21.60 $47.21 $36.00 $24.62 $21.90 $21.98 $19.44 $22.71 $18.81 $20.19 $20.02 $31.60 $28.69 $27.06 $35.37 $47.21 $23.04 $17.88 $28.00 $18.90 $23.94 $26.06 $20.42 $21.87
Three-Bedroom $49.67 $30.48 $37.04 $48.37 $30.21 $27.56 $30.67 $38.46 $39.79 $49.50 $63.40 $32.75 $25.42 $44.90 $33.63 $33.17 $31.08 $27.98 $27.56 $30.21 $33.17 $32.33 $49.50 $24.73 $30.67 $33.17 $24.58 $30.21 $24.38 $26.60 $28.60 $37.62 $30.69 $63.40 $48.37 $34.98 $27.21 $30.00 $24.71 $32.27 $26.38 $27.58 $24.37 $44.90 $38.33 $38.46 $49.50 $63.40 $32.75 $25.42 $39.79 $26.87 $33.63 $37.04 $29.02 $31.08
Four-Bedroom $58.07 $35.49 $44.38 $58.19 $37.50 $33.02 $36.75 $44.65 $47.69 $57.60 $73.98 $38.21 $30.46 $52.69 $37.46 $38.23 $32.65 $34.50 $33.02 $37.50 $38.23 $36.23 $57.60 $33.88 $36.75 $38.23 $28.83 $37.50 $28.60 $31.27 $34.21 $44.73 $36.79 $73.98 $58.19 $41.92 $30.17 $33.04 $33.12 $32.52 $31.13 $34.40 $33.25 $52.69 $41.96 $44.65 $57.60 $73.98 $38.21 $30.46 $47.69 $31.52 $37.46 $44.38 $34.79 $32.65
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $1,487 $792 $1,039 $1,252 $811 $674 $750 $941 $1,127 $1,500 $2,042 $812 $636 $1,174 $832 $844 $858 $717 $674 $811 $844 $804 $1,500 $707 $750 $844 $601 $811 $596 $714 $699 $1,079 $901 $2,042 $1,252 $856 $873 $764 $676 $790 $654 $702 $696 $1,174 $1,035 $941 $1,500 $2,042 $812 $636 $1,127 $657 $832 $1,039 $714 $858
One-Bedroom $1,577 $897 $1,101 $1,431 $955 $784 $891 $1,111 $1,245 $1,610 $2,100 $926 $711 $1,308 $946 $1,038 $864 $850 $784 $955 $1,038 $913 $1,610 $803 $891 $1,038 $683 $955 $753 $783 $847 $1,086 $994 $2,100 $1,431 $972 $878 $902 $768 $1,046 $770 $798 $791 $1,308 $1,133 $1,111 $1,610 $2,100 $926 $711 $1,245 $774 $946 $1,101 $813 $864
Two-Bedroom $1,889 $1,134 $1,355 $1,872 $1,187 $1,008 $1,122 $1,407 $1,456 $1,839 $2,455 $1,198 $930 $1,643 $1,245 $1,262 $1,137 $1,053 $1,008 $1,187 $1,262 $1,202 $1,839 $1,057 $1,122 $1,262 $899 $1,187 $892 $973 $1,046 $1,376 $1,123 $2,455 $1,872 $1,280 $1,139 $1,143 $1,011 $1,181 $978 $1,050 $1,041 $1,643 $1,492 $1,407 $1,839 $2,455 $1,198 $930 $1,456 $983 $1,245 $1,355 $1,062 $1,137
Three-Bedroom $2,583 $1,585 $1,926 $2,515 $1,571 $1,433 $1,595 $2,000 $2,069 $2,574 $3,297 $1,703 $1,322 $2,335 $1,749 $1,725 $1,616 $1,455 $1,433 $1,571 $1,725 $1,681 $2,574 $1,286 $1,595 $1,725 $1,278 $1,571 $1,268 $1,383 $1,487 $1,956 $1,596 $3,297 $2,515 $1,819 $1,415 $1,560 $1,285 $1,678 $1,372 $1,434 $1,267 $2,335 $1,993 $2,000 $2,574 $3,297 $1,703 $1,322 $2,069 $1,397 $1,749 $1,926 $1,509 $1,616
Four-Bedroom $3,020 $1,846 $2,308 $3,026 $1,950 $1,717 $1,911 $2,322 $2,480 $2,995 $3,847 $1,987 $1,584 $2,740 $1,948 $1,988 $1,698 $1,794 $1,717 $1,950 $1,988 $1,884 $2,995 $1,762 $1,911 $1,988 $1,499 $1,950 $1,487 $1,626 $1,779 $2,326 $1,913 $3,847 $3,026 $2,180 $1,569 $1,718 $1,722 $1,691 $1,619 $1,789 $1,729 $2,740 $2,182 $2,322 $2,995 $3,847 $1,987 $1,584 $2,480 $1,639 $1,948 $2,308 $1,809 $1,698
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $59,495 $31,692 $41,560 $50,080 $32,440 $26,960 $30,000 $37,640 $45,080 $60,000 $81,680 $32,480 $25,440 $46,960 $33,280 $33,760 $34,320 $28,680 $26,960 $32,440 $33,760 $32,160 $60,000 $28,280 $30,000 $33,760 $24,040 $32,440 $23,840 $28,560 $27,960 $43,160 $36,040 $81,680 $50,080 $34,240 $34,920 $30,560 $27,040 $31,600 $26,160 $28,080 $27,840 $46,960 $41,400 $37,640 $60,000 $81,680 $32,480 $25,440 $45,080 $26,280 $33,280 $41,560 $28,560 $34,320
One-Bedroom $63,091 $35,879 $44,040 $57,240 $38,200 $31,360 $35,640 $44,440 $49,800 $64,400 $84,000 $37,040 $28,440 $52,320 $37,840 $41,520 $34,560 $34,000 $31,360 $38,200 $41,520 $36,520 $64,400 $32,120 $35,640 $41,520 $27,320 $38,200 $30,120 $31,320 $33,880 $43,440 $39,760 $84,000 $57,240 $38,880 $35,120 $36,080 $30,720 $41,840 $30,800 $31,920 $31,640 $52,320 $45,320 $44,440 $64,400 $84,000 $37,040 $28,440 $49,800 $30,960 $37,840 $44,040 $32,520 $34,560
Two-Bedroom $75,556 $45,347 $54,200 $74,880 $47,480 $40,320 $44,880 $56,280 $58,240 $73,560 $98,200 $47,920 $37,200 $65,720 $49,800 $50,480 $45,480 $42,120 $40,320 $47,480 $50,480 $48,080 $73,560 $42,280 $44,880 $50,480 $35,960 $47,480 $35,680 $38,920 $41,840 $55,040 $44,920 $98,200 $74,880 $51,200 $45,560 $45,720 $40,440 $47,240 $39,120 $42,000 $41,640 $65,720 $59,680 $56,280 $73,560 $98,200 $47,920 $37,200 $58,240 $39,320 $49,800 $54,200 $42,480 $45,480
Three-Bedroom $103,324 $63,397 $77,040 $100,600 $62,840 $57,320 $63,800 $80,000 $82,760 $102,960 $131,880 $68,120 $52,880 $93,400 $69,960 $69,000 $64,640 $58,200 $57,320 $62,840 $69,000 $67,240 $102,960 $51,440 $63,800 $69,000 $51,120 $62,840 $50,720 $55,320 $59,480 $78,240 $63,840 $131,880 $100,600 $72,760 $56,600 $62,400 $51,400 $67,120 $54,880 $57,360 $50,680 $93,400 $79,720 $80,000 $102,960 $131,880 $68,120 $52,880 $82,760 $55,880 $69,960 $77,040 $60,360 $64,640
Four-Bedroom $120,781 $73,822 $92,320 $121,040 $78,000 $68,680 $76,440 $92,880 $99,200 $119,800 $153,880 $79,480 $63,360 $109,600 $77,920 $79,520 $67,920 $71,760 $68,680 $78,000 $79,520 $75,360 $119,800 $70,480 $76,440 $79,520 $59,960 $78,000 $59,480 $65,040 $71,160 $93,040 $76,520 $153,880 $121,040 $87,200 $62,760 $68,720 $68,880 $67,640 $64,760 $71,560 $69,160 $109,600 $87,280 $92,880 $119,800 $153,880 $79,480 $63,360 $99,200 $65,560 $77,920 $92,320 $72,360 $67,920
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74 $15.74
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818 $818
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 73 39 51 61 40 33 37 46 55 73 100 40 31 57 41 41 42 35 33 40 41 39 73 35 37 41 29 40 29 35 34 53 44 100 61 42 43 37 33 39 32 34 34 57 51 46 73 100 40 31 55 32 41 51 35 42
One-Bedroom 77 44 54 70 47 38 44 54 61 79 103 45 35 64 46 51 42 42 38 47 51 45 79 39 44 51 33 47 37 38 41 53 49 103 70 48 43 44 38 51 38 39 39 64 55 54 79 103 45 35 61 38 46 54 40 42
Two-Bedroom 92 55 66 91 58 49 55 69 71 90 120 59 45 80 61 62 56 51 49 58 62 59 90 52 55 62 44 58 44 48 51 67 55 120 91 63 56 56 49 58 48 51 51 80 73 69 90 120 59 45 71 48 61 66 52 56
Three-Bedroom 126 77 94 123 77 70 78 98 101 126 161 83 65 114 85 84 79 71 70 77 84 82 126 63 78 84 62 77 62 68 73 96 78 161 123 89 69 76 63 82 67 70 62 114 97 98 126 161 83 65 101 68 85 94 74 79
Four-Bedroom 148 90 113 148 95 84 93 113 121 146 188 97 77 134 95 97 83 88 84 95 97 92 146 86 93 97 73 95 73 79 87 114 93 188 148 107 77 84 84 83 79 87 84 134 107 113 146 188 97 77 121 80 95 113 88 83
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952 $952
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286 $286
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $35,664 $25,960 $30,780 $34,050 $30,510 $26,790 $28,320 $28,860 $30,750 $34,320 $43,950 $27,630 $24,060 $33,780 $27,210 $24,150 $22,980 $19,650 $26,790 $30,510 $24,150 $24,240 $34,320 $30,780 $28,320 $24,150 $22,500 $30,510 $23,640 $22,950 $23,940 $31,920 $25,020 $43,950 $34,050 $29,160 $24,360 $27,660 $24,780 $28,980 $20,160 $24,120 $24,540 $33,780 $29,280 $28,860 $34,320 $43,950 $27,630 $24,060 $30,750 $21,120 $27,210 $30,780 $25,890 $22,980
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $59,440 $43,266 $51,300 $56,750 $50,850 $44,650 $47,200 $48,100 $51,250 $57,200 $73,250 $46,050 $40,100 $56,300 $45,350 $40,250 $38,300 $32,750 $44,650 $50,850 $40,250 $40,400 $57,200 $51,300 $47,200 $40,250 $37,500 $50,850 $39,400 $38,250 $39,900 $53,200 $41,700 $73,250 $56,750 $48,600 $40,600 $46,100 $41,300 $48,300 $33,600 $40,200 $40,900 $56,300 $48,800 $48,100 $57,200 $73,250 $46,050 $40,100 $51,250 $35,200 $45,350 $51,300 $43,150 $38,300
Median Renter Household Income $64,828 $42,642 $50,182 $62,190 $50,526 $40,027 $44,911 $53,402 $58,222 $62,320 $78,927 $44,918 $38,405 $62,120 $44,425 $53,621 $47,050 $49,729 $40,027 $52,270 $51,946 $41,845 $62,597 $46,959 $44,911 $57,323 $30,115 $45,630 $41,046 $49,509 $38,216 $59,435 $43,021 $81,530 $62,190 $43,454 $39,920 $38,913 $47,099 $44,588 $40,779 $33,513 $38,887 $62,120 $47,082 $53,402 $44,346 $68,309 $44,918 $38,405 $58,222 $36,679 $44,425 $50,182 $26,610 $47,050
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $892 $649 $770 $851 $763 $670 $708 $722 $769 $858 $1,099 $691 $602 $845 $680 $604 $575 $491 $670 $763 $604 $606 $858 $770 $708 $604 $563 $763 $591 $574 $599 $798 $626 $1,099 $851 $729 $609 $692 $620 $725 $504 $603 $614 $845 $732 $722 $858 $1,099 $691 $602 $769 $528 $680 $770 $647 $575
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,486 $1,082 $1,283 $1,419 $1,271 $1,116 $1,180 $1,203 $1,281 $1,430 $1,831 $1,151 $1,003 $1,408 $1,134 $1,006 $958 $819 $1,116 $1,271 $1,006 $1,010 $1,430 $1,283 $1,180 $1,006 $938 $1,271 $985 $956 $998 $1,330 $1,043 $1,831 $1,419 $1,215 $1,015 $1,153 $1,033 $1,208 $840 $1,005 $1,023 $1,408 $1,220 $1,203 $1,430 $1,831 $1,151 $1,003 $1,281 $880 $1,134 $1,283 $1,079 $958
Median Renter Household Income $1,621 $1,066 $1,255 $1,555 $1,263 $1,001 $1,123 $1,335 $1,456 $1,558 $1,973 $1,123 $960 $1,553 $1,111 $1,341 $1,176 $1,243 $1,001 $1,307 $1,299 $1,046 $1,565 $1,174 $1,123 $1,433 $753 $1,141 $1,026 $1,238 $955 $1,486 $1,076 $2,038 $1,555 $1,086 $998 $973 $1,177 $1,115 $1,019 $838 $972 $1,553 $1,177 $1,335 $1,109 $1,708 $1,123 $960 $1,456 $917 $1,111 $1,255 $665 $1,176

Median Wages for State’s Most Common Occupations

Occupation Total Employment Median Hourly Wage
Fast Food and Counter Workers 98,870 $17.33
Cashiers 58,660 $17.34
Retail Salespersons 85,750 $17.93
Waiters and Waitresses 40,190 $18.24
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 45,230 $18.77
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,220 $19.00
Home Health and Personal Care Aides 97,730 $19.04
Stockers and Order Fillers 54,970 $19.19
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 52,200 $19.58
Cooks, Restaurant 30,200 $20.06
Nursing Assistants 28,270 $20.45
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary 37,730 $21.59
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,950 $22.27
Customer Service Representatives 50,160 $22.47
Office Clerks, General 53,430 $22.72
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,470 $24.67
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,520 $24.71
Construction Laborers 29,890 $24.74
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 26,590 $24.76
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,910 $24.99
All Occupations 3,405,470 $28.26
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,250 $29.72
One-Bedroom Housing Wage $30.33
Carpenters 26,470 $31.74
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 30,000 $32.84
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 32,610 $35.88
Two-bedrooom Housing Wage $36.33
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 51,390 $40.10
Accountants and Auditors 33,530 $40.73
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 31,870 $41.09
Registered Nurses 64,920 $50.79
General and Operations Managers 53,980 $59.43
Software Developers 91,200 $76.22