Living Wage Calculation for Arthur County, Nebraska

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 $10.58 $23.42 $27.21 $33.95 $17.91 $21.21 $24.30 $26.36 $16.38 $8.96 $12.61 $15.21 $17.30
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

*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 $6,893 $10,531 $14,168 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,893 $10,531 $14,168
Medical $2,468 $6,806 $6,525 $6,583 $5,475 $6,525 $6,583 $6,253 $5,475 $6,525 $6,583 $6,253
Housing $6,180 $9,528 $9,528 $11,916 $7,164 $9,528 $9,528 $11,916 $7,164 $9,528 $9,528 $11,916
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 $18,749 $40,992 $47,524 $59,064 $31,506 $37,191 $42,518 $46,015 $31,506 $44,084 $53,049 $60,183
Annual taxes $3,255 $7,717 $9,081 $11,549 $5,755 $6,919 $8,030 $8,816 $5,755 $8,361 $10,234 $11,780
Required annual income before taxes $22,004 $48,709 $56,604 $70,613 $37,261 $44,109 $50,548 $54,831 $51,093 $37,261 $52,445 $63,282 $71,963

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,216
Business & Financial Operations $60,608
Computer & Mathematical $73,298
Architecture & Engineering $69,136
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,621
Community & Social Service $37,659
Legal $64,124
Education, Training, & Library $48,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,427
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,517
Healthcare Support $27,921
Protective Service $40,180
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,459
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,487
Personal Care & Service $23,401
Sales & Related $26,035
Office & Administrative Support $32,247
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,616
Construction & Extraction $39,135
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,009
Production $33,917
Transportation & Material Moving $34,563