Living Wage Calculator

A living wage rate takes into account an employee’s total compensation package (wage + benefits).

Living Wage for Families BC recognizes the value of non-mandatory benefits. When an employer provides extended health benefits it means that families do not need to purchase the extended health benefits themselves.

To calculate your Living Wage

We can help employers carry out the calculations to ensure that all workers (including direct staff and contracted workers) are paid a living wage when their benefit package is taken into account.

Unfortuntely our online calculator is currently broken, so to calculate the value of your benefits, please email [email protected] with:

  • The community that you are based in
  • The annual amounts that staff receive for extended health, transportation, education, food and child care
  • The number of hours of additional (beyond the statutory minimum) paid sick pay and vacation employees receive
  • The base wage of your lowest paid employee