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 $10.52 $23.60 $28.00 $36.36 $18.38 $22.08 $25.28 $28.63 $16.70 $8.81 $12.81 $15.67 $18.61
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705
Medical $1,870 $7,178 $6,897 $6,955 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625
Housing $6,129 $9,661 $9,661 $13,976 $7,524 $9,661 $9,661 $13,976 $6,129 $9,661 $9,661 $13,976
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $18,226 $40,654 $48,206 $62,558 $31,715 $38,054 $43,549 $49,318 $30,321 $44,116 $53,932 $64,023
Annual taxes $3,656 $8,425 $10,044 $13,074 $6,509 $7,862 $9,039 $10,225 $6,315 $9,165 $11,271 $13,386
Required annual income before taxes $21,882 $49,079 $58,250 $75,632 $38,225 $45,916 $52,588 $59,543 $52,093 $36,636 $53,281 $65,203 $77,409

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,969
Business & Financial Operations $58,630
Computer & Mathematical $66,840
Architecture & Engineering $79,397
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,859
Community & Social Service $40,508
Legal $65,498
Education, Training, & Library $36,490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,802
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,858
Healthcare Support $28,567
Protective Service $33,477
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,260
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,815
Personal Care & Service $21,464
Sales & Related $27,511
Office & Administrative Support $32,165
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,916
Construction & Extraction $37,751
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,616
Production $31,560
Transportation & Material Moving $30,494