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 $10.07 $22.74 $26.53 $33.57 $17.45 $20.52 $23.62 $25.98 $15.92 $8.44 $12.27 $14.87 $17.11
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 $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 $3,050 $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 $6,893 $10,531 $14,168 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,893 $10,531 $14,168
Medical $2,468 $6,806 $6,525 $6,583 $5,475 $6,525 $6,583 $6,253 $5,475 $6,525 $6,583 $6,253
Housing $5,259 $8,282 $8,282 $11,225 $6,314 $8,282 $8,282 $11,225 $5,259 $8,282 $8,282 $11,225
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 $17,828 $39,746 $46,278 $58,373 $30,656 $35,945 $41,272 $45,324 $29,601 $42,838 $51,803 $59,492
Annual taxes $3,127 $7,543 $8,907 $11,452 $5,637 $6,745 $7,856 $8,720 $5,489 $8,187 $10,060 $11,684
Required annual income before taxes $20,954 $47,289 $55,185 $69,825 $36,293 $42,690 $49,128 $54,043 $49,673 $35,091 $51,025 $61,863 $71,176

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,619
Business & Financial Operations $55,176
Computer & Mathematical $57,984
Architecture & Engineering $57,123
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,526
Community & Social Service $37,310
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $48,944
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,359
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,047
Healthcare Support $26,824
Protective Service $46,228
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,613
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,811
Personal Care & Service $20,459
Sales & Related $24,221
Office & Administrative Support $30,002
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,054
Construction & Extraction $34,245
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,473
Production $33,374
Transportation & Material Moving $30,658