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 $10.75 $23.42 $27.11 $33.11 $17.70 $21.71 $24.36 $26.95 $25.12 $8.57 $12.89 $14.95 $16.97
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942
Medical $2,237 $6,427 $6,084 $6,166 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885
Housing $6,000 $9,360 $9,360 $12,384 $7,032 $9,360 $9,360 $12,384 $6,000 $9,360 $9,360 $12,384
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $18,947 $40,823 $47,172 $57,411 $30,967 $37,879 $42,455 $46,896 $29,935 $44,907 $51,940 $58,838
Annual taxes $3,415 $7,881 $9,216 $11,464 $5,856 $7,270 $8,219 $9,164 $5,712 $8,728 $10,259 $11,776
Required annual income before taxes $22,362 $48,704 $56,388 $68,874 $36,822 $45,149 $50,674 $56,060 $52,257 $35,646 $53,635 $62,199 $70,614

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,872
Business & Financial Operations $54,162
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $63,986
Life, Physical, & Social Science $39,636
Community & Social Service $32,507
Legal $54,152
Education, Training, & Library $46,035
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,234
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,664
Healthcare Support $29,133
Protective Service $36,458
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,543
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,376
Personal Care & Service $22,303
Sales & Related $25,029
Office & Administrative Support $34,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,203
Construction & Extraction $44,348
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,912
Production $36,458
Transportation & Material Moving $35,552