Current D.C. minimum wage

Living wage

Approved by
city council

D.C. median wages

BLS estimate
Hourly pay

For full-time workers, 52 weeks per year

$8.25/hour $12.50/hour $29.79/hour
Amount to live on per day

7-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 household

The poverty level is $11,490.

49.35% 126.28% 439.28%
Percent above or below the D.C. poverty level for a four-person household

The 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 Sept. 12, 2013.