Living Wage Calculation for Hand 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 $9.96 $21.32 $25.71 $31.99 $17.05 $20.57 $23.08 $25.27 $23.05 $8.52 $11.78 $14.16 $16.38
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $5,459 $9,569 $13,679 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,459 $9,569 $13,679
Medical $2,177 $7,538 $7,195 $7,277 $5,827 $7,195 $7,277 $6,996 $5,827 $7,195 $7,277 $6,996
Housing $5,292 $7,920 $7,920 $10,512 $6,180 $7,920 $7,920 $10,512 $6,180 $7,920 $7,920 $10,512
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $18,178 $38,925 $46,927 $58,387 $31,113 $37,550 $42,126 $46,135 $31,113 $43,009 $51,695 $59,814
Annual taxes $2,536 $5,430 $6,546 $8,145 $4,340 $5,238 $5,877 $6,436 $4,340 $6,000 $7,211 $8,344
Required annual income before taxes $20,714 $44,355 $53,473 $66,532 $35,454 $42,788 $48,002 $52,571 $47,939 $35,454 $49,009 $58,906 $68,158

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,475
Business & Financial Operations $60,231
Computer & Mathematical $61,816
Architecture & Engineering $66,095
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,526
Community & Social Service $39,173
Legal $63,143
Education, Training, & Library $39,575
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,347
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,548
Healthcare Support $28,228
Protective Service $38,495
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,562
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,854
Personal Care & Service $23,969
Sales & Related $26,788
Office & Administrative Support $30,573
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,164
Construction & Extraction $37,970
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,206
Production $32,477
Transportation & Material Moving $31,211