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 $10.48 $23.21 $28.13 $35.57 $17.96 $22.17 $24.94 $27.97 $25.15 $8.71 $12.86 $15.52 $18.30
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 $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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796
Medical $1,839 $7,317 $6,974 $7,056 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775
Housing $5,508 $8,628 $8,628 $12,024 $6,492 $8,628 $8,628 $12,024 $5,508 $8,628 $8,628 $12,024
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $18,103 $39,926 $48,365 $61,074 $30,938 $38,142 $42,894 $48,048 $29,954 $44,242 $53,342 $62,844
Annual taxes $3,694 $8,350 $10,152 $12,903 $6,428 $7,969 $8,984 $10,122 $6,291 $9,272 $11,215 $13,281
Required annual income before taxes $21,796 $48,276 $58,517 $73,978 $37,367 $46,111 $51,879 $58,170 $52,318 $36,245 $53,513 $64,557 $76,125

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $67,936
Business & Financial Operations $50,520
Computer & Mathematical $59,676
Architecture & Engineering $75,158
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,436
Community & Social Service $41,457
Legal $58,338
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,330
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,139
Healthcare Support $25,934
Protective Service $44,955
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,412
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,593
Personal Care & Service $20,461
Sales & Related $24,195
Office & Administrative Support $30,296
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,464
Construction & Extraction $36,951
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,817
Production $31,180
Transportation & Material Moving $29,339