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 $10.82 $23.59 $28.51 $35.63 $18.25 $22.55 $25.32 $28.03 $25.53 $8.88 $13.05 $15.71 $18.33
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 $7.25 $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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796
Medical $1,839 $7,317 $6,974 $7,056 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775
Housing $6,132 $9,324 $9,324 $12,144 $7,008 $9,324 $9,324 $12,144 $6,132 $9,324 $9,324 $12,144
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $18,727 $40,622 $49,061 $61,194 $31,454 $38,838 $43,590 $48,168 $30,578 $44,938 $54,038 $62,964
Annual taxes $3,781 $8,447 $10,249 $12,920 $6,500 $8,066 $9,081 $10,139 $6,378 $9,369 $11,312 $13,298
Required annual income before taxes $22,507 $49,069 $59,310 $74,115 $37,955 $46,904 $52,672 $58,307 $53,111 $36,956 $54,307 $65,350 $76,262

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $69,078
Business & Financial Operations $56,446
Computer & Mathematical $63,338
Architecture & Engineering $67,288
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,045
Community & Social Service $44,070
Legal $61,898
Education, Training, & Library $36,283
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,017
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,498
Healthcare Support $31,561
Protective Service $52,948
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,961
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,952
Personal Care & Service $24,144
Sales & Related $24,823
Office & Administrative Support $33,330
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $44,410
Construction & Extraction $46,601
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,861
Production $40,326
Transportation & Material Moving $37,054