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 $10.47 $22.48 $25.95 $32.74 $17.62 $21.00 $24.43 $26.87 $15.86 $8.71 $12.13 $14.56 $16.69
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $6,228 $8,436 $8,436 $11,568 $6,612 $8,436 $8,436 $11,568 $6,228 $8,436 $8,436 $11,568
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 $18,625 $39,257 $45,298 $57,095 $31,337 $37,324 $42,651 $46,892 $30,953 $42,349 $50,824 $58,214
Annual taxes $3,143 $7,508 $8,687 $11,004 $5,322 $6,347 $8,166 $9,006 $5,268 $8,110 $9,765 $11,220
Required annual income before taxes $21,767 $46,764 $53,985 $68,099 $36,658 $43,670 $50,817 $55,898 $49,473 $36,221 $50,458 $60,588 $69,434

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,994
Business & Financial Operations $55,494
Computer & Mathematical $64,760
Architecture & Engineering $62,259
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,064
Community & Social Service $36,101
Legal $63,796
Education, Training, & Library $40,334
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,140
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,341
Healthcare Support $23,555
Protective Service $30,853
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,106
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,376
Personal Care & Service $19,690
Sales & Related $24,282
Office & Administrative Support $27,870
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,138
Construction & Extraction $39,073
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,987
Production $32,554
Transportation & Material Moving $35,619