Living Wage Calculation for Idaho Falls, ID

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 $10.36 $23.18 $27.59 $35.42 $17.92 $21.66 $24.87 $27.68 $16.42 $8.73 $12.60 $15.47 $18.13
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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705
Medical $1,870 $7,178 $6,897 $6,955 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625
Housing $5,831 $8,899 $8,899 $12,249 $6,694 $8,899 $8,899 $12,249 $5,831 $8,899 $8,899 $12,249
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $17,928 $39,892 $47,444 $60,830 $30,886 $37,293 $42,787 $47,591 $30,023 $43,355 $53,170 $62,296
Annual taxes $3,615 $8,319 $9,938 $12,833 $6,394 $7,756 $8,933 $9,984 $6,273 $9,059 $11,165 $13,145
Required annual income before taxes $21,542 $48,211 $57,382 $73,663 $37,280 $45,048 $51,720 $57,575 $51,225 $36,296 $52,413 $64,335 $75,441

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,081
Business & Financial Operations $60,875
Computer & Mathematical $76,916
Architecture & Engineering $96,360
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,858
Community & Social Service $40,426
Legal $51,332
Education, Training, & Library $36,541
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $26,312
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,492
Healthcare Support $25,789
Protective Service $49,754
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,168
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,171
Personal Care & Service $19,895
Sales & Related $24,159
Office & Administrative Support $29,192
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,075
Construction & Extraction $44,085
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,647
Production $32,318
Transportation & Material Moving $29,418