Living Wage Calculation for Graham County, Kansas

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 $10.73 $22.52 $25.95 $31.19 $17.93 $21.13 $23.73 $25.85 $24.23 $8.96 $12.42 $14.34 $16.00
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 $6,524 $8,660 $10,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,524 $8,660 $10,796
Medical $2,244 $6,801 $6,457 $6,540 $5,293 $6,457 $6,540 $6,259 $5,293 $6,457 $6,540 $6,259
Housing $6,096 $8,364 $8,364 $10,608 $7,284 $8,364 $8,364 $10,608 $7,284 $8,364 $8,364 $10,608
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 $19,049 $39,696 $45,724 $54,862 $31,683 $37,256 $41,832 $45,493 $31,683 $43,780 $50,492 $56,289
Annual taxes $3,268 $7,140 $8,258 $10,008 $5,606 $6,688 $7,536 $8,270 $5,606 $7,898 $9,143 $10,272
Required annual income before taxes $22,317 $46,837 $53,983 $64,870 $37,289 $43,944 $49,369 $53,763 $50,399 $37,289 $51,678 $59,635 $66,562

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,607
Business & Financial Operations $62,289
Computer & Mathematical $71,455
Architecture & Engineering $74,644
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,779
Community & Social Service $39,719
Legal $59,871
Education, Training, & Library $42,301
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,927
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,330
Healthcare Support $26,675
Protective Service $36,972
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,019
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,080
Personal Care & Service $22,179
Sales & Related $26,078
Office & Administrative Support $33,197
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,911
Construction & Extraction $41,056
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,091
Production $36,849
Transportation & Material Moving $34,318