Living Wage Calculation for Boise City, ID

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 $10.34 $22.48 $28.08 $35.80 $17.21 $22.52 $25.26 $28.60 $12.90 $8.18 $12.90 $15.48 $18.36
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

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $5,641 $9,786 $13,932 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,641 $9,786 $13,932
Medical $1,999 $6,652 $6,366 $6,526 $4,161 $6,366 $6,526 $6,384 $4,161 $6,366 $6,526 $6,384
Housing $5,827 $9,441 $9,441 $13,657 $7,375 $9,441 $9,441 $13,657 $5,827 $9,441 $9,441 $13,657
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $17,953 $38,844 $48,459 $61,757 $29,783 $38,910 $43,616 $49,396 $28,235 $44,551 $53,402 $63,328
Annual taxes $3,551 $7,917 $9,949 $12,712 $6,005 $7,931 $8,926 $10,098 $5,792 $9,123 $10,994 $13,044
Required annual income before taxes $21,505 $46,760 $58,408 $74,469 $35,788 $46,840 $52,542 $59,494 $53,674 $34,027 $53,674 $64,397 $76,372

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,860
Business & Financial Operations $57,040
Computer & Mathematical $65,560
Architecture & Engineering $75,770
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,130
Community & Social Service $38,010
Legal $63,480
Education, Training, & Library $34,890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,040
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,880
Healthcare Support $26,360
Protective Service $32,980
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,700
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,810
Personal Care & Service $19,730
Sales & Related $26,400
Office & Administrative Support $30,390
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,890
Construction & Extraction $35,260
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,270
Production $28,810
Transportation & Material Moving $29,120