Living Wage Calculation for Caribou County, Idaho

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.83 $23.07 $27.99 $35.17 $18.16 $22.02 $24.80 $27.57 $25.01 $9.08 $12.79 $15.45 $18.10
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 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 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796
Medical $1,839 $7,317 $6,974 $7,056 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775
Housing $6,144 $8,364 $8,364 $11,292 $6,852 $8,364 $8,364 $11,292 $6,852 $8,364 $8,364 $11,292
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 $18,739 $39,662 $48,101 $60,342 $31,298 $37,878 $42,630 $47,316 $31,298 $43,978 $53,078 $62,112
Annual taxes $3,783 $8,314 $10,115 $12,801 $6,478 $7,933 $8,947 $10,020 $6,478 $9,235 $11,178 $13,179
Required annual income before taxes $22,521 $47,976 $58,217 $73,144 $37,777 $45,810 $51,578 $57,336 $52,017 $37,777 $53,213 $64,256 $75,291

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,401
Business & Financial Operations $58,020
Computer & Mathematical $68,194
Architecture & Engineering $78,059
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,199
Community & Social Service $41,704
Legal $63,801
Education, Training, & Library $36,458
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,958
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,163
Healthcare Support $28,783
Protective Service $39,492
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,731
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,617
Personal Care & Service $22,488
Sales & Related $25,924
Office & Administrative Support $32,189
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,422
Construction & Extraction $39,060
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,642
Production $33,083
Transportation & Material Moving $32,353