Living Wage Calculation for Pennington 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 $9.64 $20.40 $24.52 $30.72 $16.90 $20.24 $22.58 $25.41 $22.71 $8.45 $11.36 $13.49 $15.87
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $3,076 $4,526 $6,795 $9,024 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008
Child Care $0 $4,555 $8,110 $11,664 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,555 $8,110 $11,664
Medical $2,121 $6,459 $6,260 $6,228 $5,852 $6,260 $6,228 $6,343 $5,852 $6,260 $6,228 $6,343
Housing $6,036 $9,528 $9,528 $12,864 $7,128 $9,528 $9,528 $12,864 $7,128 $9,528 $9,528 $12,864
Transportation $4,103 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910
Other $2,418 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649
Required annual income after taxes $17,754 $37,555 $45,144 $56,549 $31,105 $37,252 $41,560 $46,773 $31,105 $41,807 $49,669 $58,437
Annual taxes $2,306 $4,878 $5,864 $7,346 $4,041 $4,839 $5,399 $6,076 $4,041 $5,431 $6,452 $7,591
Required annual income before taxes $20,060 $42,434 $51,008 $63,894 $35,146 $42,091 $46,958 $52,849 $47,238 $35,146 $47,238 $56,121 $66,028

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,130
Business & Financial Operations $56,830
Computer & Mathematical $57,710
Architecture & Engineering $60,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,120
Community & Social Service $37,260
Legal $60,940
Education, Training, & Library $38,290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,690
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,360
Healthcare Support $25,490
Protective Service $34,680
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,520
Personal Care & Service $22,360
Sales & Related $25,210
Office & Administrative Support $28,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,490
Construction & Extraction $34,460
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,060
Production $30,510
Transportation & Material Moving $28,510