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 $10.71 $23.34 $28.26 $35.79 $18.07 $22.30 $25.07 $28.19 $25.28 $8.83 $12.93 $15.58 $18.41
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796
Medical $1,839 $7,317 $6,974 $7,056 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775
Housing $5,924 $8,862 $8,862 $12,430 $6,692 $8,862 $8,862 $12,430 $5,924 $8,862 $8,862 $12,430
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $18,518 $40,160 $48,599 $61,480 $31,138 $38,375 $43,128 $48,454 $30,370 $44,475 $53,576 $63,250
Annual taxes $3,752 $8,383 $10,185 $12,960 $6,456 $8,002 $9,017 $10,179 $6,349 $9,304 $11,247 $13,338
Required annual income before taxes $22,270 $48,542 $58,783 $74,440 $37,595 $46,377 $52,145 $58,632 $52,584 $36,719 $53,780 $64,823 $76,587

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,802
Business & Financial Operations $58,801
Computer & Mathematical $82,997
Architecture & Engineering $98,170
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,864
Community & Social Service $39,091
Legal $59,305
Education, Training, & Library $33,721
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,730
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,007
Healthcare Support $25,574
Protective Service $41,056
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,443
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,774
Personal Care & Service $21,089
Sales & Related $23,660
Office & Administrative Support $29,565
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,618
Construction & Extraction $40,161
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,792
Production $32,816
Transportation & Material Moving $29,030