Living Wage Calculation for Lewiston, ID

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 $10.16 $22.10 $27.70 $34.46 $16.74 $22.13 $24.88 $27.26 $12.71 $8.09 $12.71 $15.29 $17.69
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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $5,641 $9,786 $13,932 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,641 $9,786 $13,932
Medical $1,999 $6,652 $6,366 $6,526 $4,161 $6,366 $6,526 $6,384 $4,161 $6,366 $6,526 $6,384
Housing $5,496 $8,736 $8,736 $11,196 $6,528 $8,736 $8,736 $11,196 $5,496 $8,736 $8,736 $11,196
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $17,622 $38,139 $47,754 $59,296 $28,936 $38,205 $42,912 $46,935 $27,904 $43,846 $52,698 $60,867
Annual taxes $3,506 $7,820 $9,852 $12,373 $5,889 $7,834 $8,829 $9,760 $5,747 $9,026 $10,897 $12,706
Required annual income before taxes $21,128 $45,959 $57,606 $71,670 $34,825 $46,039 $51,740 $56,695 $52,872 $33,651 $52,872 $63,595 $73,572

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $66,050
Business & Financial Operations $50,750
Computer & Mathematical $56,830
Architecture & Engineering $62,620
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,550
Community & Social Service $40,220
Legal $59,940
Education, Training, & Library $34,280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,900
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,920
Healthcare Support $27,200
Protective Service $43,400
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,810
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,130
Personal Care & Service $19,990
Sales & Related $24,090
Office & Administrative Support $31,070
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $43,120
Construction & Extraction $41,020
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,590
Production $37,100
Transportation & Material Moving $34,570