Living Wage Calculation for Kootenai 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.05 $21.67 $26.50 $33.79 $17.08 $21.09 $23.70 $27.17 $8.54 $12.15 $14.63 $17.54
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,594 $5,289 $7,939 $10,543 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862
Child Care $0 $5,557 $9,611 $13,666 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,557 $9,611 $13,666
Medical $1,947 $6,176 $5,977 $5,945 $4,376 $5,977 $5,945 $6,060 $4,376 $5,977 $5,945 $6,060
Housing $5,916 $8,916 $8,916 $12,696 $7,044 $8,916 $8,916 $12,696 $7,044 $8,916 $8,916 $12,696
Transportation $3,885 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331
Other $2,237 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225
Required annual income after taxes $17,579 $37,665 $46,013 $58,599 $29,737 $36,655 $41,166 $47,174 $29,737 $42,212 $50,777 $60,840
Annual taxes $3,316 $7,411 $9,113 $11,680 $5,795 $7,205 $8,125 $9,350 $5,795 $8,338 $10,084 $12,137
Required annual income before taxes $20,895 $45,076 $55,126 $70,279 $35,532 $43,860 $49,290 $56,524 $35,532 $50,550 $60,861 $72,977

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,350
Business & Financial Operations $56,050
Computer & Mathematical $63,780
Architecture & Engineering $74,860
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,670
Community & Social Service $38,100
Legal $59,300
Education, Training, & Library $34,830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,250
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,600
Healthcare Support $26,120
Protective Service $36,120
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,650
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,450
Personal Care & Service $19,640
Sales & Related $24,670
Office & Administrative Support $29,570
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,980
Construction & Extraction $36,720
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,340
Production $30,250
Transportation & Material Moving $30,570