Living Wage Calculation for Manhattan, KS

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 $11.39 $22.99 $27.15 $33.71 $17.55 $22.66 $25.14 $28.69 $13.05 $8.76 $13.05 $14.87 $17.23
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 $3,047 $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 $6,057 $8,093 $10,129 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,057 $8,093 $10,129
Medical $2,240 $6,879 $6,593 $6,753 $5,021 $6,593 $6,753 $6,611 $5,021 $6,593 $6,753 $6,611
Housing $8,256 $10,944 $10,944 $15,948 $8,304 $10,944 $10,944 $15,948 $8,256 $10,944 $10,944 $15,948
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 $20,337 $40,710 $48,028 $59,623 $31,128 $40,138 $44,496 $50,791 $31,080 $46,195 $52,589 $60,920
Annual taxes $3,345 $7,107 $8,449 $10,499 $5,374 $7,002 $7,801 $8,879 $5,368 $8,113 $9,285 $10,737
Required annual income before taxes $23,682 $47,817 $56,477 $70,122 $36,503 $47,140 $52,298 $59,670 $54,308 $36,448 $54,308 $61,875 $71,657

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,240
Business & Financial Operations $54,310
Computer & Mathematical $53,720
Architecture & Engineering $59,890
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,530
Community & Social Service $39,560
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $43,320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,510
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,800
Healthcare Support $24,040
Protective Service $36,140
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,590
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,560
Personal Care & Service $20,240
Sales & Related $21,300
Office & Administrative Support $29,180
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,620
Construction & Extraction $38,200
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,610
Production $33,560
Transportation & Material Moving $24,550