Living Wage Calculation for Omaha-Council Bluffs, 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 $11.50 $24.51 $28.89 $36.01 $19.07 $22.85 $25.51 $28.56 $26.23 $9.09 $13.44 $15.83 $18.42
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 $7,245 $11,082 $11,082 $14,942 $8,884 $11,082 $11,082 $14,942 $7,245 $11,082 $11,082 $14,942
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 $20,395 $42,970 $50,521 $62,799 $33,598 $40,118 $44,694 $49,971 $31,959 $47,054 $55,290 $64,227
Annual taxes $3,522 $8,007 $9,577 $12,099 $6,066 $7,414 $8,365 $9,432 $5,838 $8,856 $10,568 $12,395
Required annual income before taxes $23,916 $50,976 $60,098 $74,898 $39,664 $47,531 $53,058 $59,402 $54,549 $37,797 $55,909 $65,857 $76,622

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,451
Business & Financial Operations $63,852
Computer & Mathematical $80,384
Architecture & Engineering $72,771
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,939
Community & Social Service $38,968
Legal $68,564
Education, Training, & Library $48,267
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,159
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,289
Healthcare Support $29,380
Protective Service $40,140
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,364
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,286
Personal Care & Service $24,792
Sales & Related $29,061
Office & Administrative Support $34,873
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,409
Construction & Extraction $44,142
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,045
Production $34,555
Transportation & Material Moving $35,871