Living Wage Calculation for Spink 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 (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 $9.46 $19.24 $23.07 $28.88 $15.58 $18.44 $20.44 $23.50 $7.72 $10.65 $12.59 $15.07
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 $3,021 $4,456 $6,695 $8,888 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836
Child Care $0 $5,317 $8,845 $12,373 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,317 $8,845 $12,373
Medical $2,356 $6,521 $6,349 $6,210 $5,041 $6,349 $6,210 $6,434 $5,041 $6,349 $6,210 $6,434
Housing $5,760 $7,128 $7,128 $10,500 $6,012 $7,128 $7,128 $10,500 $5,760 $7,128 $7,128 $10,500
Transportation $4,189 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858
Other $2,312 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210
Required annual income after taxes $17,638 $35,886 $43,037 $53,869 $29,057 $34,394 $38,130 $43,839 $28,805 $39,711 $46,975 $56,212
Annual taxes $2,032 $4,134 $4,958 $6,206 $3,347 $3,962 $4,393 $5,050 $3,318 $4,575 $5,412 $6,476
Required annual income before taxes $19,670 $40,020 $47,995 $60,075 $32,404 $38,356 $42,522 $48,889 $32,123 $44,286 $52,387 $62,687

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,750
Business & Financial Operations $52,660
Computer & Mathematical $53,580
Architecture & Engineering $56,800
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,770
Community & Social Service $35,220
Legal $56,110
Education, Training, & Library $36,890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,110
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $48,920
Healthcare Support $24,280
Protective Service $33,460
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,560
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,700
Personal Care & Service $21,500
Sales & Related $23,960
Office & Administrative Support $26,760
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,410
Construction & Extraction $32,230
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,300
Production $29,220
Transportation & Material Moving $27,410