Living Wage Calculation for Camden County, Missouri

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 $10.52 $22.63 $26.70 $32.56 $18.19 $22.07 $24.71 $26.81 $24.51 $9.10 $12.49 $14.73 $16.69
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 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85

*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 $5,056 $8,224 $11,392 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,056 $8,224 $11,392
Medical $2,267 $8,173 $7,830 $7,912 $5,991 $7,830 $7,912 $7,631 $5,991 $7,830 $7,912 $7,631
Housing $5,388 $8,124 $8,124 $10,284 $6,588 $8,124 $8,124 $10,284 $6,588 $8,124 $8,124 $10,284
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 $18,365 $39,361 $46,421 $56,506 $31,686 $38,389 $42,965 $46,542 $31,686 $43,445 $51,189 $57,934
Annual taxes $3,508 $7,716 $9,124 $11,209 $6,153 $7,522 $8,435 $9,221 $6,153 $8,531 $10,076 $11,493
Required annual income before taxes $21,873 $47,077 $55,545 $67,715 $37,839 $45,911 $51,399 $55,762 $50,985 $37,839 $51,975 $61,264 $69,427

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,022
Business & Financial Operations $64,007
Computer & Mathematical $78,213
Architecture & Engineering $75,467
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,761
Community & Social Service $38,423
Legal $70,920
Education, Training, & Library $44,451
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,091
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,503
Healthcare Support $26,068
Protective Service $37,065
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,111
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,957
Personal Care & Service $22,169
Sales & Related $25,882
Office & Administrative Support $33,824
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,008
Construction & Extraction $51,271
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,774
Production $34,843
Transportation & Material Moving $32,549