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 $9.79 $21.02 $25.40 $32.08 $16.62 $20.10 $22.30 $25.87 $7.99 $11.65 $13.86 $16.77
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

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 $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $5,778 $9,817 $13,856 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,778 $9,817 $13,856
Medical $2,062 $6,294 $6,122 $5,983 $4,763 $6,122 $5,983 $6,207 $4,763 $6,122 $5,983 $6,207
Housing $5,988 $9,036 $9,036 $12,864 $7,140 $9,036 $9,036 $12,864 $5,988 $9,036 $9,036 $12,864
Transportation $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $17,681 $37,976 $45,894 $57,961 $30,038 $36,314 $40,284 $46,742 $28,886 $42,091 $50,100 $60,598
Annual taxes $2,673 $5,742 $6,939 $8,764 $4,542 $5,491 $6,091 $7,067 $4,368 $6,364 $7,575 $9,162
Required annual income before taxes $20,354 $43,718 $52,834 $66,725 $34,580 $41,804 $46,374 $53,809 $33,254 $48,456 $57,676 $69,760

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $68,480
Business & Financial Operations $53,530
Computer & Mathematical $61,090
Architecture & Engineering $73,070
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,500
Community & Social Service $37,950
Legal $60,510
Education, Training, & Library $32,420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,550
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,510
Healthcare Support $24,380
Protective Service $35,970
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,390
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,940
Personal Care & Service $18,820
Sales & Related $23,660
Office & Administrative Support $28,350
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,630
Construction & Extraction $35,750
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,030
Production $29,350
Transportation & Material Moving $28,740