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 $10.27 $22.60 $29.04 $37.06 $17.57 $22.39 $24.92 $27.67 $12.89 $8.30 $12.89 $15.84 $18.91
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 $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 $3,047 $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 $5,836 $11,671 $17,507 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $11,671 $17,507
Medical $2,252 $7,061 $6,774 $6,935 $5,300 $6,774 $6,935 $6,793 $5,300 $6,774 $6,935 $6,793
Housing $6,176 $10,000 $10,000 $13,471 $7,956 $10,000 $10,000 $13,471 $6,176 $10,000 $10,000 $13,471
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 $18,270 $39,726 $50,843 $64,705 $31,059 $39,375 $43,733 $48,495 $29,279 $45,211 $55,404 $66,002
Annual taxes $3,101 $7,272 $9,560 $12,384 $5,491 $7,200 $8,097 $9,048 $5,246 $8,401 $10,499 $12,651
Required annual income before taxes $21,370 $46,998 $60,403 $77,089 $36,550 $46,575 $51,830 $57,543 $53,612 $34,526 $53,612 $65,903 $78,653

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,950
Business & Financial Operations $60,290
Computer & Mathematical $73,930
Architecture & Engineering $67,080
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,210
Community & Social Service $37,270
Legal $61,220
Education, Training, & Library $41,970
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,430
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,430
Healthcare Support $27,060
Protective Service $40,900
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,110
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,790
Personal Care & Service $22,420
Sales & Related $26,900
Office & Administrative Support $31,960
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,230
Construction & Extraction $41,430
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,160
Production $30,640
Transportation & Material Moving $32,850