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 $10.31 $22.09 $25.91 $33.06 $17.76 $20.81 $23.73 $26.22 $15.51 $8.51 $11.89 $14.47 $16.84
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,050 $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 $5,425 $9,510 $13,594 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,425 $9,510 $13,594
Medical $2,206 $7,398 $7,118 $7,175 $5,693 $7,118 $7,175 $6,845 $5,693 $7,118 $7,175 $6,845
Housing $6,516 $9,732 $9,732 $13,176 $7,860 $9,732 $9,732 $13,176 $6,516 $9,732 $9,732 $13,176
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 $18,822 $40,320 $47,299 $60,342 $32,421 $37,987 $43,314 $47,867 $31,077 $43,412 $52,824 $61,461
Annual taxes $2,626 $5,625 $6,598 $8,418 $4,523 $5,299 $6,042 $6,678 $4,335 $6,056 $7,369 $8,574
Required annual income before taxes $21,448 $45,945 $53,897 $68,760 $36,943 $43,286 $49,356 $54,545 $48,404 $35,412 $49,468 $60,193 $70,035

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,739
Business & Financial Operations $61,203
Computer & Mathematical $62,617
Architecture & Engineering $65,487
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,474
Community & Social Service $39,914
Legal $61,551
Education, Training, & Library $41,185
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,812
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,170
Healthcare Support $27,767
Protective Service $37,946
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,685
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,293
Personal Care & Service $23,524
Sales & Related $30,545
Office & Administrative Support $30,627
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,279
Construction & Extraction $37,782
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,798
Production $31,806
Transportation & Material Moving $30,576