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 $9.60 $19.21 $23.11 $29.41 $15.71 $18.42 $20.89 $23.30 $7.85 $10.65 $12.84 $15.01
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 $5,369 $8,949 $12,528 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,369 $8,949 $12,528
Medical $2,361 $6,758 $6,547 $6,611 $5,608 $6,547 $6,611 $6,578 $5,608 $6,547 $6,611 $6,578
Housing $5,760 $7,128 $7,128 $10,500 $6,012 $7,128 $7,128 $10,500 $6,012 $7,128 $7,128 $10,500
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 $17,904 $35,827 $43,108 $54,844 $29,298 $34,357 $38,961 $43,450 $29,298 $39,726 $47,909 $55,979
Annual taxes $2,063 $4,127 $4,966 $6,318 $3,375 $3,958 $4,488 $5,005 $3,375 $4,576 $5,519 $6,449
Required annual income before taxes $19,967 $39,954 $48,074 $61,162 $32,673 $38,315 $43,449 $48,456 $32,673 $44,303 $53,429 $62,427

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,580
Business & Financial Operations $54,560
Computer & Mathematical $55,510
Architecture & Engineering $58,410
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,430
Community & Social Service $35,980
Legal $58,360
Education, Training, & Library $37,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,940
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,090
Healthcare Support $24,290
Protective Service $33,330
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,600
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,870
Personal Care & Service $21,840
Sales & Related $24,480
Office & Administrative Support $27,340
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,460
Construction & Extraction $33,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,260
Production $29,660
Transportation & Material Moving $27,750