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 $10.45 $22.46 $26.53 $33.04 $17.84 $21.90 $24.54 $27.30 $24.34 $8.73 $12.41 $14.64 $16.93
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 $7.85 $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 $3,058 $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 $5,056 $8,224 $11,392 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,056 $8,224 $11,392
Medical $2,267 $8,173 $7,830 $7,912 $5,991 $7,830 $7,912 $7,631 $5,991 $7,830 $7,912 $7,631
Housing $5,264 $7,810 $7,810 $11,176 $5,948 $7,810 $7,810 $11,176 $5,264 $7,810 $7,810 $11,176
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 $18,241 $39,046 $46,106 $57,399 $31,046 $38,074 $42,650 $47,434 $30,362 $43,130 $50,874 $58,826
Annual taxes $3,490 $7,672 $9,080 $11,333 $6,064 $7,478 $8,391 $9,345 $5,968 $8,487 $10,032 $11,618
Required annual income before taxes $21,732 $46,718 $55,187 $68,732 $37,110 $45,552 $51,041 $56,779 $50,627 $36,330 $51,617 $60,906 $70,444

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $70,385
Business & Financial Operations $48,967
Computer & Mathematical $55,263
Architecture & Engineering $63,708
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,810
Community & Social Service $38,649
Legal $52,362
Education, Training, & Library $39,081
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,777
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,983
Healthcare Support $30,368
Protective Service $32,487
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,153
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,123
Personal Care & Service $23,280
Sales & Related $22,868
Office & Administrative Support $31,129
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,090
Construction & Extraction $46,796
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,025
Production $32,250
Transportation & Material Moving $28,300