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 $10.25 $23.00 $27.41 $34.73 $17.79 $21.48 $24.69 $27.00 $16.30 $8.67 $12.51 $15.38 $17.79
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 $7.25 $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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705
Medical $1,870 $7,178 $6,897 $6,955 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625
Housing $5,628 $8,580 $8,580 $11,004 $6,456 $8,580 $8,580 $11,004 $5,628 $8,580 $8,580 $11,004
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $17,724 $39,573 $47,125 $59,586 $30,647 $36,974 $42,468 $46,346 $29,819 $43,036 $52,851 $61,051
Annual taxes $3,586 $8,274 $9,893 $12,659 $6,361 $7,711 $8,888 $9,810 $6,245 $9,014 $11,120 $12,971
Required annual income before taxes $21,310 $47,847 $57,019 $72,245 $37,008 $44,685 $51,356 $56,157 $50,861 $36,064 $52,050 $63,971 $74,022

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $64,790
Business & Financial Operations $54,110
Computer & Mathematical $61,418
Architecture & Engineering $70,254
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,947
Community & Social Service $42,691
Legal $59,758
Education, Training, & Library $35,506
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,785
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,216
Healthcare Support $28,700
Protective Service $49,016
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,982
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,375
Personal Care & Service $23,032
Sales & Related $25,031
Office & Administrative Support $32,677
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $45,756
Construction & Extraction $45,254
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,123
Production $41,451
Transportation & Material Moving $36,582