Living Wage Calculation for Dubuque, IA

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 $10.57 $23.43 $26.53 $32.88 $17.68 $21.16 $24.26 $26.57 $16.38 $8.54 $12.61 $14.88 $16.77
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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,985 $9,426 $11,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,985 $9,426 $11,868
Medical $2,266 $6,291 $6,011 $6,068 $4,698 $6,011 $6,068 $5,738 $4,698 $6,011 $6,068 $5,738
Housing $6,288 $9,828 $9,828 $12,696 $7,392 $9,828 $9,828 $12,696 $6,288 $9,828 $9,828 $12,696
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $18,655 $40,869 $46,204 $57,029 $30,957 $36,976 $42,303 $46,280 $29,853 $43,961 $51,729 $58,148
Annual taxes $3,326 $7,859 $8,970 $11,354 $5,824 $7,042 $8,152 $8,990 $5,670 $8,501 $10,175 $11,598
Required annual income before taxes $21,981 $48,728 $55,174 $68,384 $36,781 $44,018 $50,455 $55,271 $51,093 $35,523 $52,462 $61,904 $69,746

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,528
Business & Financial Operations $53,310
Computer & Mathematical $62,382
Architecture & Engineering $64,616
Life, Physical, & Social Science $36,777
Community & Social Service $34,368
Legal $52,583
Education, Training, & Library $42,999
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,964
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,756
Healthcare Support $28,803
Protective Service $35,373
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,885
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,887
Personal Care & Service $21,484
Sales & Related $23,268
Office & Administrative Support $32,318
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,093
Construction & Extraction $41,810
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,688
Production $34,973
Transportation & Material Moving $34,512