Living Wage Calculation for Lawrence, KS

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 $10.28 $22.48 $26.65 $32.98 $17.20 $22.16 $24.64 $27.95 $12.80 $8.21 $12.80 $14.62 $16.86
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $6,057 $8,093 $10,129 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,057 $8,093 $10,129
Medical $2,240 $6,879 $6,593 $6,753 $5,021 $6,593 $6,753 $6,611 $5,021 $6,593 $6,753 $6,611
Housing $6,240 $10,020 $10,020 $14,604 $7,668 $10,020 $10,020 $14,604 $6,240 $10,020 $10,020 $14,604
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 $18,321 $39,786 $47,104 $58,279 $30,492 $39,214 $43,572 $49,447 $29,064 $45,271 $51,665 $59,576
Annual taxes $3,068 $6,980 $8,322 $10,314 $5,287 $6,875 $7,674 $8,694 $5,091 $7,986 $9,159 $10,552
Required annual income before taxes $21,389 $46,766 $55,426 $68,593 $35,779 $46,089 $51,247 $58,142 $53,257 $34,155 $53,257 $60,824 $70,128

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,610
Business & Financial Operations $55,700
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $79,690
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,280
Community & Social Service $37,550
Legal $55,490
Education, Training, & Library $45,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $28,170
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,940
Healthcare Support $24,700
Protective Service $33,660
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,640
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,200
Personal Care & Service $19,070
Sales & Related $21,060
Office & Administrative Support $30,530
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $39,780
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,310
Production $37,360
Transportation & Material Moving $27,980