Living Wage Calculation for Seward 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $8.93 $20.23 $25.02 $31.91 $15.39 $18.71 $21.26 $23.38 $7.70 $11.19 $13.84 $16.27
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,087 $4,553 $6,849 $9,078 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068
Child Care $0 $6,648 $11,608 $16,568 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,648 $11,608 $16,568
Medical $2,174 $6,320 $6,108 $6,172 $4,674 $6,108 $6,172 $6,139 $4,674 $6,108 $6,172 $6,139
Housing $4,188 $7,044 $7,044 $9,756 $5,484 $7,044 $7,044 $9,756 $5,484 $7,044 $7,044 $9,756
Transportation $4,569 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735
Other $2,127 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569
Required annual income after taxes $16,145 $36,582 $45,244 $57,701 $27,836 $33,834 $38,438 $42,268 $27,836 $40,482 $50,046 $58,836
Annual taxes $2,427 $5,498 $6,800 $8,673 $4,184 $5,085 $5,777 $6,353 $4,184 $6,084 $7,522 $8,843
Required annual income before taxes $18,572 $42,081 $52,044 $66,374 $32,020 $38,920 $44,215 $48,620 $32,020 $46,567 $57,568 $67,679

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,840
Business & Financial Operations $57,770
Computer & Mathematical $67,910
Architecture & Engineering $64,630
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,720
Community & Social Service $34,480
Legal $57,820
Education, Training, & Library $43,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,660
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,630
Healthcare Support $25,810
Protective Service $37,060
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,250
Personal Care & Service $21,100
Sales & Related $23,950
Office & Administrative Support $29,430
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,710
Construction & Extraction $36,000
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,680
Production $30,690
Transportation & Material Moving $30,760