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 $11.22 $23.84 $28.23 $35.55 $18.34 $22.19 $24.84 $28.10 $25.56 $8.94 $13.11 $15.50 $18.19
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 $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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $6,936 $10,596 $14,256 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,936 $10,596 $14,256
Medical $2,440 $6,944 $6,600 $6,683 $5,608 $6,600 $6,683 $6,402 $5,608 $6,600 $6,683 $6,402
Housing $6,731 $9,868 $9,868 $14,104 $7,556 $9,868 $9,868 $14,104 $6,731 $9,868 $9,868 $14,104
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,880 $41,756 $49,308 $61,961 $32,270 $38,904 $43,480 $49,133 $31,445 $45,840 $54,076 $63,389
Annual taxes $3,450 $7,837 $9,407 $11,982 $5,881 $7,244 $8,196 $9,315 $5,766 $8,686 $10,399 $12,279
Required annual income before taxes $23,330 $49,593 $58,715 $73,943 $38,151 $46,148 $51,675 $58,447 $53,165 $37,211 $54,526 $64,474 $75,667

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,890
Business & Financial Operations $56,919
Computer & Mathematical $64,624
Architecture & Engineering $69,438
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,401
Community & Social Service $37,785
Legal $59,882
Education, Training, & Library $51,631
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,287
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,252
Healthcare Support $27,590
Protective Service $41,334
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,706
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,121
Personal Care & Service $23,876
Sales & Related $26,716
Office & Administrative Support $33,001
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,390
Construction & Extraction $41,591
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,171
Production $39,328
Transportation & Material Moving $36,468