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 $10.21 $22.90 $26.00 $32.00 $17.29 $20.64 $23.73 $25.70 $16.03 $8.36 $12.35 $14.62 $16.33
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 $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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,985 $9,426 $11,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,985 $9,426 $11,868
Medical $2,266 $6,291 $6,011 $6,068 $4,698 $6,011 $6,068 $5,738 $4,698 $6,011 $6,068 $5,738
Housing $5,631 $8,873 $8,873 $11,100 $6,680 $8,873 $8,873 $11,100 $5,631 $8,873 $8,873 $11,100
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $17,998 $39,914 $45,249 $55,433 $30,245 $36,021 $41,348 $44,684 $29,197 $43,006 $50,774 $56,552
Annual taxes $3,235 $7,725 $8,836 $11,132 $5,724 $6,909 $8,019 $8,768 $5,578 $8,368 $10,041 $11,375
Required annual income before taxes $21,233 $47,639 $54,085 $66,565 $35,969 $42,930 $49,366 $53,452 $50,004 $34,775 $51,373 $60,815 $67,927

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,007
Business & Financial Operations $58,528
Computer & Mathematical $62,597
Architecture & Engineering $66,523
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,991
Community & Social Service $38,202
Legal $58,497
Education, Training, & Library $46,023
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,427
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,189
Healthcare Support $27,890
Protective Service $40,570
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,947
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,338
Personal Care & Service $24,088
Sales & Related $25,020
Office & Administrative Support $31,919
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,944
Construction & Extraction $41,974
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,076
Production $31,580
Transportation & Material Moving $33,641