Living Wage Calculation for Grand Island, NE

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 $9.59 $21.50 $27.95 $35.55 $16.53 $21.30 $23.82 $26.15 $12.34 $7.96 $12.34 $15.29 $18.15
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

*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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $5,836 $11,671 $17,507 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $11,671 $17,507
Medical $2,252 $7,061 $6,774 $6,935 $5,300 $6,774 $6,935 $6,793 $5,300 $6,774 $6,935 $6,793
Housing $4,928 $7,997 $7,997 $10,709 $6,055 $7,997 $7,997 $10,709 $4,928 $7,997 $7,997 $10,709
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $17,022 $37,724 $48,841 $61,944 $29,159 $37,373 $41,731 $45,734 $28,032 $43,209 $53,402 $63,241
Annual taxes $2,929 $6,997 $9,285 $12,005 $5,230 $6,925 $7,822 $8,669 $5,075 $8,126 $10,224 $12,272
Required annual income before taxes $19,951 $44,721 $58,126 $73,948 $34,388 $44,297 $49,553 $54,402 $51,335 $33,107 $51,335 $63,626 $75,512

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,460
Business & Financial Operations $50,860
Computer & Mathematical $53,210
Architecture & Engineering $59,280
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,930
Community & Social Service $36,310
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $48,740
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,490
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $24,860
Protective Service $44,450
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,990
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,450
Personal Care & Service $19,020
Sales & Related $23,250
Office & Administrative Support $27,840
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,890
Construction & Extraction $31,830
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,060
Production $31,350
Transportation & Material Moving $29,370