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 $10.91 $24.05 $27.85 $35.30 $18.67 $21.84 $24.94 $27.71 $16.80 $8.86 $12.92 $15.53 $17.97
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,050 $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 $6,893 $10,531 $14,168 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,893 $10,531 $14,168
Medical $2,468 $6,806 $6,525 $6,583 $5,475 $6,525 $6,583 $6,253 $5,475 $6,525 $6,583 $6,253
Housing $6,792 $10,685 $10,685 $14,383 $8,536 $10,685 $10,685 $14,383 $6,792 $10,685 $10,685 $14,383
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 $19,360 $42,149 $48,681 $61,531 $32,878 $38,348 $43,675 $48,482 $31,134 $45,241 $54,206 $62,650
Annual taxes $3,340 $7,879 $9,242 $11,893 $5,947 $7,080 $8,192 $9,160 $5,703 $8,522 $10,395 $12,125
Required annual income before taxes $22,701 $50,028 $57,923 $73,424 $38,825 $45,428 $51,867 $57,642 $52,412 $36,837 $53,763 $64,601 $74,774

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,244
Business & Financial Operations $62,863
Computer & Mathematical $77,572
Architecture & Engineering $70,981
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,710
Community & Social Service $39,217
Legal $65,569
Education, Training, & Library $48,247
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,810
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,854
Healthcare Support $28,844
Protective Service $40,744
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,582
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,928
Personal Care & Service $24,026
Sales & Related $28,300
Office & Administrative Support $33,630
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,797
Construction & Extraction $42,620
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,342
Production $32,339
Transportation & Material Moving $34,450