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 $10.36 $21.41 $24.82 $30.81 $16.77 $20.45 $22.88 $26.25 $23.81 $8.39 $11.91 $13.69 $15.94
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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

*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 $3,076 $4,526 $6,795 $9,024 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008
Child Care $0 $5,957 $7,959 $9,962 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,957 $7,959 $9,962
Medical $1,980 $5,838 $5,638 $5,607 $4,702 $5,638 $5,607 $5,722 $4,702 $5,638 $5,607 $5,722
Housing $7,032 $9,312 $9,312 $13,416 $7,080 $9,312 $9,312 $13,416 $7,080 $9,312 $9,312 $13,416
Transportation $4,103 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910
Other $2,418 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649
Required annual income after taxes $18,609 $38,119 $44,156 $54,777 $29,908 $36,414 $40,722 $46,704 $29,908 $42,371 $48,681 $56,666
Annual taxes $2,934 $6,413 $7,474 $9,311 $4,977 $6,113 $6,870 $7,891 $4,977 $7,160 $8,270 $9,643
Required annual income before taxes $21,543 $44,532 $51,631 $64,087 $34,885 $42,527 $47,592 $54,594 $49,531 $34,885 $49,531 $56,952 $66,308

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,750
Business & Financial Operations $59,160
Computer & Mathematical $66,900
Architecture & Engineering $68,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,020
Community & Social Service $37,700
Legal $59,380
Education, Training, & Library $40,240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,890
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,850
Healthcare Support $24,290
Protective Service $34,710
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,700
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,260
Personal Care & Service $21,420
Sales & Related $24,800
Office & Administrative Support $30,810
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,820
Construction & Extraction $38,310
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,890
Production $33,740
Transportation & Material Moving $30,450