Living Wage Calculation for Sullivan 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 $9.93 $20.38 $25.56 $31.18 $16.38 $20.63 $23.49 $25.43 $11.94 $8.19 $11.94 $14.09 $15.96
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 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65

*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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $5,036 $8,177 $11,319 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,036 $8,177 $11,319
Medical $2,091 $5,970 $5,684 $5,844 $5,040 $5,684 $5,844 $5,702 $5,040 $5,684 $5,844 $5,702
Housing $5,772 $8,484 $8,484 $10,524 $6,336 $8,484 $8,484 $10,524 $6,336 $8,484 $8,484 $10,524
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $17,705 $36,320 $44,743 $54,480 $29,180 $36,769 $41,127 $44,458 $29,180 $41,805 $49,304 $55,777
Annual taxes $2,946 $6,074 $8,428 $10,367 $4,881 $6,149 $7,732 $8,439 $4,881 $7,863 $9,306 $10,616
Required annual income before taxes $20,651 $42,394 $53,171 $64,847 $34,060 $42,918 $48,860 $52,896 $49,668 $34,060 $49,668 $58,610 $66,393

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,300
Business & Financial Operations $61,150
Computer & Mathematical $75,400
Architecture & Engineering $72,320
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,870
Community & Social Service $36,310
Legal $61,030
Education, Training, & Library $41,050
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,450
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,410
Healthcare Support $24,190
Protective Service $31,600
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,830
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,350
Personal Care & Service $19,580
Sales & Related $23,940
Office & Administrative Support $31,370
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,420
Construction & Extraction $47,010
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,840
Production $31,730
Transportation & Material Moving $29,980