Living Wage Calculation for Dallas County, Iowa

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 $10.36 $22.14 $26.60 $33.34 $17.28 $20.56 $22.69 $26.13 $8.28 $12.16 $14.42 $17.34
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 $3,021 $4,456 $6,695 $8,888 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836
Child Care $0 $6,596 $10,788 $14,981 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,596 $10,788 $14,981
Medical $2,330 $5,877 $5,705 $5,565 $4,708 $5,705 $5,565 $5,790 $4,708 $5,705 $5,565 $5,790
Housing $6,300 $9,396 $9,396 $13,080 $7,572 $9,396 $9,396 $13,080 $6,300 $9,396 $9,396 $13,080
Transportation $4,189 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858
Other $2,312 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210
Required annual income after taxes $18,152 $38,788 $46,604 $58,413 $30,284 $36,017 $39,754 $45,774 $29,012 $42,613 $50,542 $60,755
Annual taxes $3,398 $7,261 $8,724 $10,935 $5,669 $6,742 $7,442 $8,569 $5,431 $7,977 $9,461 $11,373
Required annual income before taxes $21,551 $46,050 $55,328 $69,348 $35,953 $42,760 $47,196 $54,343 $34,442 $50,590 $60,003 $72,129

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,230
Business & Financial Operations $55,770
Computer & Mathematical $67,250
Architecture & Engineering $63,020
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,750
Community & Social Service $36,420
Legal $55,160
Education, Training, & Library $40,600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,110
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,070
Healthcare Support $25,110
Protective Service $40,780
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,480
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,420
Personal Care & Service $20,150
Sales & Related $23,060
Office & Administrative Support $30,190
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,080
Construction & Extraction $38,360
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,770
Production $31,550
Transportation & Material Moving $30,200