Living Wage Calculation for Douglas County, South Dakota

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 $10.55 $22.42 $26.25 $32.93 $17.72 $21.15 $24.06 $26.09 $15.74 $8.86 $12.06 $14.64 $16.77
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 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85

*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 $5,425 $9,510 $13,594 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,425 $9,510 $13,594
Medical $2,206 $7,398 $7,118 $7,175 $5,693 $7,118 $7,175 $6,845 $5,693 $7,118 $7,175 $6,845
Housing $6,948 $10,344 $10,344 $12,936 $7,788 $10,344 $10,344 $12,936 $7,788 $10,344 $10,344 $12,936
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 $19,254 $40,932 $47,911 $60,102 $32,349 $38,599 $43,926 $47,627 $32,349 $44,024 $53,436 $61,221
Annual taxes $2,686 $5,710 $6,684 $8,384 $4,513 $5,385 $6,128 $6,644 $4,513 $6,141 $7,454 $8,540
Required annual income before taxes $21,940 $46,642 $54,595 $68,487 $36,861 $43,984 $50,054 $54,271 $49,102 $36,861 $50,165 $60,890 $69,762

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,095
Business & Financial Operations $59,542
Computer & Mathematical $61,039
Architecture & Engineering $64,155
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,219
Community & Social Service $38,930
Legal $61,316
Education, Training, & Library $39,770
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,430
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,786
Healthcare Support $26,937
Protective Service $36,685
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,500
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,995
Personal Care & Service $23,391
Sales & Related $26,619
Office & Administrative Support $29,838
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,691
Construction & Extraction $36,511
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,943
Production $31,949
Transportation & Material Moving $29,971