Living Wage Calculation for Sioux City, IA

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 $10.76 $23.46 $27.15 $32.82 $17.75 $21.75 $24.41 $26.65 $25.17 $8.57 $12.91 $14.97 $16.83
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 $3,058 $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 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942
Medical $2,237 $6,427 $6,084 $6,166 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885
Housing $6,020 $9,439 $9,439 $11,842 $7,121 $9,439 $9,439 $11,842 $6,020 $9,439 $9,439 $11,842
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 $18,967 $40,902 $47,251 $56,868 $31,055 $37,958 $42,534 $46,354 $29,955 $44,986 $52,019 $58,296
Annual taxes $3,418 $7,891 $9,227 $11,388 $5,868 $7,281 $8,230 $9,089 $5,715 $8,739 $10,270 $11,700
Required annual income before taxes $22,385 $48,793 $56,477 $68,256 $36,923 $45,238 $50,764 $55,442 $52,347 $35,669 $53,725 $62,288 $69,996

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,151
Business & Financial Operations $59,326
Computer & Mathematical $69,058
Architecture & Engineering $66,321
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,685
Community & Social Service $37,960
Legal $60,694
Education, Training, & Library $43,268
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,695
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,341
Healthcare Support $29,277
Protective Service $40,768
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,317
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,409
Personal Care & Service $24,113
Sales & Related $26,150
Office & Administrative Support $32,909
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,890
Construction & Extraction $44,595
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,768
Production $36,180
Transportation & Material Moving $36,262