Living Wage Calculation for Pettis 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 $10.62 $22.64 $26.11 $33.05 $17.60 $21.15 $24.59 $27.18 $15.96 $8.80 $12.21 $14.64 $16.85
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 $7.85 $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 $3,050 $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 $5,025 $8,173 $11,322 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,025 $8,173 $11,322
Medical $2,296 $8,031 $7,750 $7,807 $5,857 $7,750 $7,807 $7,477 $5,857 $7,750 $7,807 $7,477
Housing $6,516 $8,724 $8,724 $12,132 $6,564 $8,724 $8,724 $12,132 $6,564 $8,724 $8,724 $12,132
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 $18,913 $39,545 $45,586 $57,659 $31,289 $37,612 $42,939 $47,456 $31,289 $42,637 $51,112 $58,778
Annual taxes $3,183 $7,548 $8,727 $11,082 $5,315 $6,387 $8,207 $9,085 $5,315 $8,150 $9,805 $11,299
Required annual income before taxes $22,096 $47,093 $54,313 $68,741 $36,604 $43,999 $51,145 $56,541 $49,801 $36,604 $50,786 $60,917 $70,077

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,214
Business & Financial Operations $63,694
Computer & Mathematical $77,357
Architecture & Engineering $74,210
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,464
Community & Social Service $37,956
Legal $66,020
Education, Training, & Library $42,876
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,486
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,467
Healthcare Support $25,635
Protective Service $33,405
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,649
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,211
Personal Care & Service $21,105
Sales & Related $25,820
Office & Administrative Support $33,036
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,136
Construction & Extraction $49,251
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,543
Production $33,446
Transportation & Material Moving $31,201