Living Wage Calculation for Sioux 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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.52 $22.57 $26.26 $32.00 $17.07 $20.86 $23.51 $25.83 $24.28 $8.53 $12.47 $14.53 $16.42
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942
Medical $2,237 $6,427 $6,084 $6,166 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885
Housing $5,580 $7,812 $7,812 $10,344 $5,868 $7,812 $7,812 $10,344 $5,868 $7,812 $7,812 $10,344
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $18,527 $39,275 $45,624 $55,371 $29,803 $36,331 $40,907 $44,856 $29,803 $43,359 $50,392 $56,798
Annual taxes $3,356 $7,665 $9,000 $11,179 $5,694 $7,054 $8,003 $8,880 $5,694 $8,512 $10,043 $11,491
Required annual income before taxes $21,884 $46,940 $54,624 $66,550 $35,496 $43,385 $48,910 $53,736 $50,493 $35,496 $51,871 $60,435 $68,289

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,227
Business & Financial Operations $61,425
Computer & Mathematical $76,125
Architecture & Engineering $68,708
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,991
Community & Social Service $40,758
Legal $60,941
Education, Training, & Library $45,078
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,820
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,732
Healthcare Support $30,172
Protective Service $41,694
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,410
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,057
Personal Care & Service $23,815
Sales & Related $25,708
Office & Administrative Support $35,182
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,795
Construction & Extraction $44,111
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,027
Production $35,635
Transportation & Material Moving $35,223