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 $10.93 $22.68 $27.06 $34.22 $17.99 $21.92 $24.43 $27.50 $24.40 $8.77 $12.46 $14.84 $17.50
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 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85

*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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $5,459 $9,569 $13,679 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,459 $9,569 $13,679
Medical $2,177 $7,538 $7,195 $7,277 $5,827 $7,195 $7,277 $6,996 $5,827 $7,195 $7,277 $6,996
Housing $7,068 $10,387 $10,387 $14,582 $7,911 $10,387 $10,387 $14,582 $7,068 $10,387 $10,387 $14,582
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,954 $41,392 $49,394 $62,457 $32,844 $40,017 $44,593 $50,205 $32,001 $45,476 $54,162 $63,884
Annual taxes $2,784 $5,774 $6,890 $8,713 $4,582 $5,582 $6,221 $7,004 $4,464 $6,344 $7,556 $8,912
Required annual income before taxes $22,738 $47,167 $56,285 $71,170 $37,426 $45,600 $50,814 $57,209 $50,750 $36,465 $51,820 $61,718 $72,796

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,538
Business & Financial Operations $60,900
Computer & Mathematical $61,723
Architecture & Engineering $63,348
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,756
Community & Social Service $40,490
Legal $61,795
Education, Training, & Library $41,077
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,966
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,861
Healthcare Support $28,773
Protective Service $43,113
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,644
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,021
Personal Care & Service $23,660
Sales & Related $25,111
Office & Administrative Support $29,771
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,211
Construction & Extraction $38,073
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,249
Production $31,468
Transportation & Material Moving $30,985