Living Wage Calculation for Johnson 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 (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 $10.40 $22.28 $24.65 $29.35 $17.60 $21.15 $23.27 $26.74 $8.28 $12.22 $13.44 $15.34
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 $5,829 $6,391 $6,954 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,829 $6,391 $6,954
Medical $2,434 $6,385 $6,213 $6,074 $4,839 $6,213 $6,074 $6,298 $4,839 $6,213 $6,074 $6,298
Housing $6,408 $10,224 $10,224 $14,016 $8,244 $10,224 $10,224 $14,016 $6,408 $10,224 $10,224 $14,016
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 $18,365 $39,358 $43,543 $51,830 $31,086 $37,354 $41,090 $47,219 $29,250 $43,182 $47,481 $54,172
Annual taxes $3,263 $6,994 $7,738 $9,210 $5,524 $6,638 $7,302 $8,391 $5,198 $7,674 $8,437 $9,626
Required annual income before taxes $21,628 $46,351 $51,280 $61,040 $36,610 $43,991 $48,392 $55,609 $34,448 $50,856 $55,918 $63,799

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,410
Business & Financial Operations $58,240
Computer & Mathematical $66,770
Architecture & Engineering $69,530
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,830
Community & Social Service $36,630
Legal $57,790
Education, Training, & Library $39,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,580
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,010
Healthcare Support $23,490
Protective Service $34,770
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,380
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,540
Personal Care & Service $20,070
Sales & Related $23,810
Office & Administrative Support $29,560
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,580
Construction & Extraction $36,700
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,870
Production $32,030
Transportation & Material Moving $29,430