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 $9.80 $19.88 $25.06 $31.29 $16.03 $20.13 $22.98 $25.55 $11.69 $7.97 $11.69 $13.84 $16.02
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 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65

*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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $5,036 $8,177 $11,319 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,036 $8,177 $11,319
Medical $2,091 $5,970 $5,684 $5,844 $5,040 $5,684 $5,844 $5,702 $5,040 $5,684 $5,844 $5,702
Housing $5,531 $7,560 $7,560 $10,735 $5,697 $7,560 $7,560 $10,735 $5,531 $7,560 $7,560 $10,735
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $17,464 $35,396 $43,819 $54,691 $28,540 $35,845 $40,203 $44,669 $28,375 $40,881 $48,380 $55,988
Annual taxes $2,913 $5,947 $8,301 $10,396 $4,793 $6,023 $7,605 $8,468 $4,770 $7,736 $9,179 $10,645
Required annual income before taxes $20,377 $41,343 $52,120 $65,086 $33,333 $41,867 $47,809 $53,136 $48,617 $33,145 $48,617 $57,559 $66,633

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $66,890
Business & Financial Operations $45,590
Computer & Mathematical $51,880
Architecture & Engineering $61,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,250
Community & Social Service $36,270
Legal $44,500
Education, Training, & Library $38,890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,570
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $46,980
Healthcare Support $28,230
Protective Service $29,620
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,540
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,540
Personal Care & Service $20,740
Sales & Related $21,410
Office & Administrative Support $29,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $41,160
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,760
Production $29,460
Transportation & Material Moving $27,510