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 $10.65 $23.32 $27.71 $34.56 $17.92 $21.67 $24.32 $27.11 $25.04 $8.66 $12.85 $15.24 $17.69
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 $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 $3,058 $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 $6,936 $10,596 $14,256 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,936 $10,596 $14,256
Medical $2,440 $6,944 $6,600 $6,683 $5,608 $6,600 $6,683 $6,402 $5,608 $6,600 $6,683 $6,402
Housing $5,690 $8,920 $8,920 $12,291 $6,784 $8,920 $8,920 $12,291 $5,690 $8,920 $8,920 $12,291
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 $18,839 $40,807 $48,359 $60,148 $31,498 $37,955 $42,531 $47,319 $30,404 $44,891 $53,127 $61,575
Annual taxes $3,305 $7,705 $9,275 $11,729 $5,773 $7,112 $8,063 $9,062 $5,621 $8,554 $10,266 $12,026
Required annual income before taxes $22,144 $48,512 $57,634 $71,876 $37,271 $45,067 $50,594 $56,381 $52,085 $36,025 $53,445 $63,393 $73,601

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,398
Business & Financial Operations $59,172
Computer & Mathematical $57,876
Architecture & Engineering $60,396
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,302
Community & Social Service $38,906
Legal $60,509
Education, Training, & Library $57,742
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,726
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $28,125
Protective Service $52,053
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,025
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,666
Personal Care & Service $21,788
Sales & Related $24,525
Office & Administrative Support $30,995
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,838
Construction & Extraction $36,355
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,190
Production $38,320
Transportation & Material Moving $34,894