Living Wage Calculation for Rapid City, SD

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 $10.04 $20.67 $25.53 $31.97 $16.69 $21.13 $23.52 $26.20 $11.83 $8.06 $11.83 $14.01 $16.34
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 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55 $8.55

*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 $4,633 $8,240 $11,847 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,633 $8,240 $11,847
Medical $2,267 $6,738 $6,452 $6,612 $5,435 $6,452 $6,612 $6,470 $5,435 $6,452 $6,612 $6,470
Housing $6,259 $9,592 $9,592 $13,206 $7,286 $9,592 $9,592 $13,206 $6,259 $9,592 $9,592 $13,206
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 $18,368 $37,792 $46,682 $58,458 $30,524 $38,645 $43,003 $47,908 $29,497 $43,278 $51,243 $59,755
Annual taxes $2,524 $5,193 $6,414 $8,032 $4,194 $5,310 $5,909 $6,583 $4,053 $5,947 $7,041 $8,211
Required annual income before taxes $20,892 $42,985 $53,096 $66,490 $34,718 $43,955 $48,912 $54,491 $49,224 $33,550 $49,224 $58,284 $67,966

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,750
Business & Financial Operations $58,720
Computer & Mathematical $60,620
Architecture & Engineering $60,350
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,390
Community & Social Service $37,810
Legal $68,370
Education, Training, & Library $45,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,040
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,230
Healthcare Support $27,140
Protective Service $37,650
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,420
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,950
Personal Care & Service $22,150
Sales & Related $24,050
Office & Administrative Support $27,870
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,470
Construction & Extraction $35,180
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,640
Production $27,570
Transportation & Material Moving $28,720