Living Wage Calculation for Joplin, 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 $11.22 $23.26 $27.34 $33.85 $18.60 $22.70 $25.34 $28.10 $25.14 $9.12 $12.81 $15.04 $17.34
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 $6,672 $9,276 $9,276 $12,648 $7,332 $9,276 $9,276 $12,648 $6,672 $9,276 $9,276 $12,648
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 $19,649 $40,513 $47,573 $58,870 $32,430 $39,541 $44,117 $48,906 $31,770 $44,597 $52,341 $60,298
Annual taxes $3,687 $7,877 $9,285 $11,538 $6,257 $7,683 $8,596 $9,550 $6,165 $8,691 $10,236 $11,823
Required annual income before taxes $23,336 $48,389 $56,858 $70,409 $38,687 $47,223 $52,712 $58,456 $52,297 $37,935 $53,288 $62,577 $72,121

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,641
Business & Financial Operations $52,753
Computer & Mathematical $61,980
Architecture & Engineering $61,599
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,691
Community & Social Service $37,682
Legal $63,492
Education, Training, & Library $44,471
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,898
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,750
Healthcare Support $24,607
Protective Service $33,978
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,763
Personal Care & Service $19,659
Sales & Related $24,545
Office & Administrative Support $28,969
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,125
Construction & Extraction $40,007
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,248
Production $33,351
Transportation & Material Moving $34,997