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 $11.08 $24.16 $29.09 $37.18 $18.84 $23.12 $25.90 $29.58 $26.11 $9.01 $13.34 $16.00 $19.10
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 $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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796
Medical $1,839 $7,317 $6,974 $7,056 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775
Housing $6,610 $10,369 $10,369 $14,962 $8,088 $10,369 $10,369 $14,962 $6,610 $10,369 $10,369 $14,962
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $19,204 $41,667 $50,107 $64,012 $32,534 $39,883 $44,636 $50,985 $31,056 $45,983 $55,084 $65,781
Annual taxes $3,847 $8,593 $10,395 $13,313 $6,651 $8,212 $9,227 $10,532 $6,445 $9,515 $11,458 $13,691
Required annual income before taxes $23,052 $50,261 $60,502 $77,325 $39,185 $48,095 $53,863 $61,517 $54,302 $37,501 $55,498 $66,541 $79,472

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,349
Business & Financial Operations $59,686
Computer & Mathematical $68,852
Architecture & Engineering $78,090
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,717
Community & Social Service $41,138
Legal $69,829
Education, Training, & Library $35,192
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,345
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,262
Healthcare Support $29,061
Protective Service $35,851
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,638
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,432
Personal Care & Service $22,179
Sales & Related $28,022
Office & Administrative Support $33,454
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,716
Construction & Extraction $38,392
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,231
Production $32,518
Transportation & Material Moving $31,139