Living Wage Calculation for Springfield, MO

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 $10.32 $22.46 $25.93 $33.07 $17.54 $20.97 $24.41 $27.20 $15.84 $8.64 $12.12 $14.55 $16.85
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 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85

*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 $5,025 $8,173 $11,322 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,025 $8,173 $11,322
Medical $2,296 $8,031 $7,750 $7,807 $5,857 $7,750 $7,807 $7,477 $5,857 $7,750 $7,807 $7,477
Housing $5,966 $8,396 $8,396 $12,162 $6,457 $8,396 $8,396 $12,162 $5,966 $8,396 $8,396 $12,162
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 $18,362 $39,216 $45,258 $57,689 $31,182 $37,283 $42,610 $47,486 $30,690 $42,308 $50,783 $58,808
Annual taxes $3,106 $7,502 $8,681 $11,087 $5,300 $6,341 $8,161 $9,089 $5,232 $8,104 $9,759 $11,303
Required annual income before taxes $21,469 $46,718 $53,939 $68,776 $36,482 $43,624 $50,771 $56,575 $49,427 $35,922 $50,412 $60,542 $70,111

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,021
Business & Financial Operations $52,378
Computer & Mathematical $55,422
Architecture & Engineering $53,413
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,600
Community & Social Service $34,686
Legal $59,563
Education, Training, & Library $44,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,757
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,414
Healthcare Support $24,426
Protective Service $33,784
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,393
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,965
Personal Care & Service $19,639
Sales & Related $24,549
Office & Administrative Support $30,043
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,680
Construction & Extraction $40,498
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,714
Production $33,056
Transportation & Material Moving $31,960