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 $10.22 $21.66 $26.07 $33.21 $17.10 $20.52 $23.10 $25.84 $8.55 $11.92 $14.38 $16.92
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 $5,932 $10,125 $14,318 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,932 $10,125 $14,318
Medical $2,089 $6,001 $5,789 $5,853 $4,661 $5,789 $5,853 $5,820 $4,661 $5,789 $5,853 $5,820
Housing $6,408 $10,224 $10,224 $14,016 $8,244 $10,224 $10,224 $14,016 $8,244 $10,224 $10,224 $14,016
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 $18,280 $38,727 $46,622 $59,392 $30,583 $36,695 $41,299 $46,209 $30,583 $42,627 $51,424 $60,527
Annual taxes $2,983 $6,320 $7,609 $9,693 $4,991 $5,989 $6,740 $7,541 $4,991 $6,957 $8,392 $9,878
Required annual income before taxes $21,263 $45,048 $54,231 $69,085 $35,574 $42,684 $48,039 $53,750 $35,574 $49,584 $59,816 $70,405

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,630
Business & Financial Operations $58,910
Computer & Mathematical $66,520
Architecture & Engineering $68,410
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,990
Community & Social Service $37,300
Legal $58,200
Education, Training, & Library $39,560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,990
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,670
Healthcare Support $23,780
Protective Service $34,290
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,390
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,260
Personal Care & Service $20,510
Sales & Related $24,470
Office & Administrative Support $29,980
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,390
Construction & Extraction $37,580
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,870
Production $32,760
Transportation & Material Moving $30,010