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 $10.44 $21.97 $26.51 $33.76 $17.04 $20.40 $23.03 $25.77 $8.52 $12.10 $14.62 $17.21
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 $3,087 $4,553 $6,849 $9,078 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068
Child Care $0 $6,648 $10,892 $15,136 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,648 $10,892 $15,136
Medical $2,208 $5,881 $5,669 $5,733 $4,609 $5,669 $5,733 $5,700 $4,609 $5,669 $5,733 $5,700
Housing $6,300 $9,396 $9,396 $13,080 $7,572 $9,396 $9,396 $13,080 $7,572 $9,396 $9,396 $13,080
Transportation $4,569 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735
Other $2,127 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569
Required annual income after taxes $18,291 $38,496 $46,442 $59,155 $29,858 $35,748 $40,351 $45,153 $29,858 $42,395 $51,243 $60,289
Annual taxes $3,424 $7,206 $8,694 $11,074 $5,589 $6,692 $7,554 $8,453 $5,589 $7,936 $9,593 $11,286
Required annual income before taxes $21,715 $45,702 $55,135 $70,229 $35,448 $42,440 $47,905 $53,605 $35,448 $50,332 $60,836 $71,575

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,010
Business & Financial Operations $56,370
Computer & Mathematical $69,260
Architecture & Engineering $65,150
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,860
Community & Social Service $37,550
Legal $54,720
Education, Training, & Library $40,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,240
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,270
Healthcare Support $25,380
Protective Service $41,690
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,480
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,060
Personal Care & Service $20,830
Sales & Related $23,570
Office & Administrative Support $30,800
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,600
Construction & Extraction $39,590
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,650
Production $31,900
Transportation & Material Moving $30,800