Living Wage Calculation for Pocatello, ID

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 $10.00 $22.78 $27.19 $34.98 $17.62 $21.26 $24.47 $27.24 $16.15 $8.55 $12.40 $15.27 $17.92
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 $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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,062 $10,383 $14,705
Medical $1,870 $7,178 $6,897 $6,955 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625 $5,150 $6,897 $6,955 $6,625
Housing $5,184 $8,172 $8,172 $11,448 $6,144 $8,172 $8,172 $11,448 $5,184 $8,172 $8,172 $11,448
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $17,280 $39,165 $46,717 $60,030 $30,335 $36,566 $42,060 $46,790 $29,375 $42,628 $52,443 $61,495
Annual taxes $3,524 $8,217 $9,837 $12,721 $6,317 $7,654 $8,831 $9,872 $6,183 $8,957 $11,063 $13,033
Required annual income before taxes $20,804 $47,382 $56,554 $72,751 $36,652 $44,220 $50,891 $56,662 $50,396 $35,558 $51,585 $63,506 $74,528

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $0
Business & Financial Operations $51,353
Computer & Mathematical $53,392
Architecture & Engineering $72,888
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,083
Community & Social Service $40,252
Legal $58,015
Education, Training, & Library $44,403
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,006
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,004
Healthcare Support $25,154
Protective Service $48,185
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,004
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,998
Personal Care & Service $19,537
Sales & Related $23,729
Office & Administrative Support $31,211
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,090
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,976
Production $31,252
Transportation & Material Moving $28,731