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 $10.58 $22.12 $26.50 $33.10 $17.86 $21.37 $23.87 $26.39 $23.84 $8.59 $12.18 $14.56 $16.94
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 $6,420 $9,372 $9,372 $12,540 $7,668 $9,372 $9,372 $12,540 $6,420 $9,372 $9,372 $12,540
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 $19,306 $40,377 $48,379 $60,415 $32,601 $39,002 $43,578 $48,163 $31,353 $44,461 $53,147 $61,842
Annual taxes $2,693 $5,633 $6,749 $8,428 $4,548 $5,441 $6,079 $6,719 $4,374 $6,202 $7,414 $8,627
Required annual income before taxes $22,000 $46,010 $55,128 $68,843 $37,149 $44,443 $49,657 $54,882 $49,593 $35,727 $50,663 $60,561 $70,469

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,388
Business & Financial Operations $61,898
Computer & Mathematical $63,441
Architecture & Engineering $68,883
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,468
Community & Social Service $39,811
Legal $61,610
Education, Training, & Library $40,418
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,610
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,225
Healthcare Support $28,886
Protective Service $39,657
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,953
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,132
Personal Care & Service $24,093
Sales & Related $31,417
Office & Administrative Support $31,335
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,911
Construction & Extraction $38,731
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,677
Production $31,222
Transportation & Material Moving $31,962