Living Wage Calculation for Riley 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 $11.18 $23.21 $26.07 $32.95 $17.88 $21.27 $24.31 $27.47 $16.24 $8.94 $12.49 $14.61 $16.80
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,484 $8,607 $10,729 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,484 $8,607 $10,729
Medical $2,272 $6,664 $6,383 $6,440 $5,161 $6,383 $6,440 $6,110 $5,161 $6,383 $6,440 $6,110
Housing $7,524 $10,044 $10,044 $14,520 $7,572 $10,044 $10,044 $14,520 $7,572 $10,044 $10,044 $14,520
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $19,897 $40,956 $45,973 $58,087 $31,601 $37,564 $42,891 $48,476 $31,601 $44,048 $51,498 $59,205
Annual taxes $3,364 $7,319 $8,252 $10,457 $5,593 $6,685 $7,676 $8,664 $5,593 $7,893 $9,280 $10,664
Required annual income before taxes $23,261 $48,276 $54,225 $68,544 $37,193 $44,249 $50,567 $57,141 $50,670 $37,193 $51,941 $60,778 $69,869

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,642
Business & Financial Operations $61,910
Computer & Mathematical $69,690
Architecture & Engineering $72,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,980
Community & Social Service $38,714
Legal $60,260
Education, Training, & Library $41,646
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,530
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,791
Healthcare Support $25,635
Protective Service $36,275
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,485
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,487
Personal Care & Service $21,515
Sales & Related $25,922
Office & Administrative Support $32,554
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,252
Construction & Extraction $40,508
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,317
Production $35,414
Transportation & Material Moving $32,441