Living Wage Calculation for Lincoln, NE

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 $9.96 $22.08 $28.53 $36.68 $16.93 $21.88 $24.40 $27.28 $12.63 $8.14 $12.63 $15.58 $18.71
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

*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 $5,836 $11,671 $17,507 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $11,671 $17,507
Medical $2,252 $7,061 $6,774 $6,935 $5,300 $6,774 $6,935 $6,793 $5,300 $6,774 $6,935 $6,793
Housing $5,610 $9,059 $9,059 $12,767 $6,778 $9,059 $9,059 $12,767 $5,610 $9,059 $9,059 $12,767
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 $17,703 $38,785 $49,903 $64,002 $29,881 $38,435 $42,793 $47,792 $28,713 $44,271 $54,464 $65,299
Annual taxes $3,023 $7,143 $9,431 $12,287 $5,329 $7,071 $7,968 $8,951 $5,169 $8,272 $10,370 $12,554
Required annual income before taxes $20,726 $45,928 $59,333 $76,289 $35,210 $45,505 $50,760 $56,743 $52,542 $33,881 $52,542 $64,833 $77,853

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,210
Business & Financial Operations $58,350
Computer & Mathematical $58,660
Architecture & Engineering $64,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,910
Community & Social Service $34,700
Legal $62,730
Education, Training, & Library $47,550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,140
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,910
Healthcare Support $27,520
Protective Service $39,000
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,010
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,740
Personal Care & Service $21,920
Sales & Related $23,850
Office & Administrative Support $30,490
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,760
Construction & Extraction $37,320
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,740
Production $34,460
Transportation & Material Moving $38,100