Living Wage Calculation for Jerome 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 $10.53 $22.86 $27.27 $34.98 $17.81 $21.34 $24.55 $27.25 $16.21 $8.91 $12.44 $15.31 $17.92
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705
Medical $1,870 $7,178 $6,897 $6,955 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625
Housing $6,156 $8,316 $8,316 $11,460 $6,492 $8,316 $8,316 $11,460 $6,492 $8,316 $8,316 $11,460
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $18,252 $39,309 $46,861 $60,042 $30,683 $36,710 $42,204 $46,802 $30,683 $42,772 $52,587 $61,507
Annual taxes $3,660 $8,237 $9,857 $12,723 $6,366 $7,674 $8,852 $9,874 $6,366 $8,977 $11,083 $13,035
Required annual income before taxes $21,912 $47,546 $56,718 $72,765 $37,049 $44,384 $51,055 $56,676 $50,560 $37,049 $51,749 $63,670 $74,542

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,320
Business & Financial Operations $57,995
Computer & Mathematical $65,436
Architecture & Engineering $78,361
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,686
Community & Social Service $40,959
Legal $60,957
Education, Training, & Library $37,976
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,938
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,490
Healthcare Support $28,003
Protective Service $38,079
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,383
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,754
Personal Care & Service $21,546
Sales & Related $25,892
Office & Administrative Support $31,314
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,133
Construction & Extraction $38,684
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,426
Production $32,708
Transportation & Material Moving $31,837