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 $11.18 $23.21 $26.07 $32.95 $17.88 $21.27 $24.31 $27.47 $16.24 $8.93 $12.49 $14.61 $16.80
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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,484 $8,607 $10,729 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,484 $8,607 $10,729
Medical $2,272 $6,664 $6,383 $6,440 $5,161 $6,383 $6,440 $6,110 $5,161 $6,383 $6,440 $6,110
Housing $7,524 $10,044 $10,044 $14,520 $7,572 $10,044 $10,044 $14,520 $7,524 $10,044 $10,044 $14,520
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $19,897 $40,956 $45,973 $58,087 $31,601 $37,564 $42,891 $48,476 $31,553 $44,048 $51,498 $59,205
Annual taxes $3,364 $7,319 $8,252 $10,457 $5,593 $6,685 $7,676 $8,664 $5,586 $7,893 $9,280 $10,664
Required annual income before taxes $23,261 $48,276 $54,225 $68,544 $37,193 $44,249 $50,567 $57,141 $50,670 $37,139 $51,941 $60,778 $69,869

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,409
Business & Financial Operations $57,421
Computer & Mathematical $58,148
Architecture & Engineering $56,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,480
Community & Social Service $39,053
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,944
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,809
Healthcare Support $24,067
Protective Service $38,940
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,301
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,663
Personal Care & Service $19,926
Sales & Related $21,699
Office & Administrative Support $30,545
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,512
Construction & Extraction $39,114
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,889
Production $36,060
Transportation & Material Moving $27,347