Living Wage Calculation for Jefferson City, MO

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 $10.08 $22.10 $25.58 $32.51 $17.24 $20.62 $24.05 $26.64 $15.60 $8.52 $11.94 $14.38 $16.58
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 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85

*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 $5,025 $8,173 $11,322 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,025 $8,173 $11,322
Medical $2,296 $8,031 $7,750 $7,807 $5,857 $7,750 $7,807 $7,477 $5,857 $7,750 $7,807 $7,477
Housing $5,528 $7,744 $7,744 $11,146 $5,907 $7,744 $7,744 $11,146 $5,528 $7,744 $7,744 $11,146
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 $17,924 $38,565 $44,607 $56,673 $30,632 $36,632 $41,959 $46,470 $30,252 $41,657 $50,132 $57,792
Annual taxes $3,045 $7,411 $8,590 $10,945 $5,223 $6,250 $8,070 $8,947 $5,171 $8,013 $9,668 $11,162
Required annual income before taxes $20,969 $45,976 $53,197 $67,617 $35,855 $42,882 $50,029 $55,417 $48,685 $35,423 $49,670 $59,800 $68,953

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $67,035
Business & Financial Operations $48,677
Computer & Mathematical $54,100
Architecture & Engineering $63,458
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,606
Community & Social Service $37,413
Legal $49,190
Education, Training, & Library $38,366
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,019
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,928
Healthcare Support $29,756
Protective Service $32,165
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,455
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,966
Personal Care & Service $21,587
Sales & Related $22,683
Office & Administrative Support $30,402
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,989
Construction & Extraction $44,003
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,354
Production $32,882
Transportation & Material Moving $26,937