Living Wage Calculation for Sioux Falls, 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 $9.67 $20.31 $25.17 $31.41 $16.60 $20.78 $23.16 $25.64 $11.65 $7.88 $11.65 $13.83 $16.06
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 $5,580 $8,940 $8,940 $12,180 $7,116 $8,940 $8,940 $12,180 $5,580 $8,940 $8,940 $12,180
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 $17,689 $37,140 $46,030 $57,432 $30,354 $37,993 $42,351 $46,882 $28,818 $42,626 $50,591 $58,729
Annual taxes $2,431 $5,103 $6,325 $7,891 $4,171 $5,220 $5,819 $6,442 $3,960 $5,857 $6,952 $8,070
Required annual income before taxes $20,119 $42,244 $52,354 $65,323 $34,524 $43,213 $48,170 $53,324 $48,483 $32,777 $48,483 $57,542 $66,798

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,630
Business & Financial Operations $58,870
Computer & Mathematical $58,060
Architecture & Engineering $62,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,280
Community & Social Service $38,100
Legal $61,180
Education, Training, & Library $38,950
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,890
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,330
Healthcare Support $26,390
Protective Service $36,750
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,510
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,890
Personal Care & Service $22,790
Sales & Related $30,340
Office & Administrative Support $29,070
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,350
Construction & Extraction $35,730
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,520
Production $30,430
Transportation & Material Moving $28,830