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 $9.91 $20.12 $24.61 $31.81 $16.28 $19.56 $22.23 $25.16 $8.14 $11.22 $13.70 $16.32
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 $3,607 $5,319 $8,002 $10,607 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932
Child Care $0 $5,216 $9,358 $13,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,216 $9,358 $13,500
Medical $1,981 $5,422 $5,210 $5,274 $4,314 $5,210 $5,274 $5,241 $4,314 $5,210 $5,274 $5,241
Housing $5,988 $9,036 $9,036 $12,864 $7,140 $9,036 $9,036 $12,864 $7,140 $9,036 $9,036 $12,864
Transportation $4,054 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525
Other $2,284 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905
Required annual income after taxes $17,913 $36,346 $44,459 $57,466 $29,419 $35,332 $40,157 $45,468 $29,419 $40,548 $49,515 $58,968
Annual taxes $2,708 $5,496 $6,722 $8,689 $4,448 $5,342 $6,072 $6,875 $4,448 $6,131 $7,487 $8,916
Required annual income before taxes $20,622 $41,841 $51,181 $66,155 $33,868 $40,675 $46,229 $52,343 $33,868 $46,679 $57,002 $67,884

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,280
Business & Financial Operations $54,650
Computer & Mathematical $60,470
Architecture & Engineering $73,650
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,710
Community & Social Service $38,160
Legal $60,660
Education, Training, & Library $34,560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,650
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,930
Healthcare Support $24,980
Protective Service $36,540
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,520
Personal Care & Service $19,140
Sales & Related $24,020
Office & Administrative Support $29,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,460
Construction & Extraction $36,140
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,600
Production $29,580
Transportation & Material Moving $29,760