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 $9.83 $20.20 $25.39 $31.89 $16.30 $20.46 $23.31 $26.14 $11.85 $7.98 $11.85 $14.00 $16.32
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 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65 $7.65

*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 $5,036 $8,177 $11,319 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,036 $8,177 $11,319
Medical $2,091 $5,970 $5,684 $5,844 $5,040 $5,684 $5,844 $5,702 $5,040 $5,684 $5,844 $5,702
Housing $5,585 $8,161 $8,161 $11,823 $6,199 $8,161 $8,161 $11,823 $5,585 $8,161 $8,161 $11,823
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 $17,518 $35,996 $44,419 $55,779 $29,043 $36,445 $40,804 $45,757 $28,428 $41,481 $48,981 $57,076
Annual taxes $2,921 $6,030 $8,384 $10,545 $4,862 $6,105 $7,688 $8,617 $4,778 $7,818 $9,261 $10,795
Required annual income before taxes $20,438 $42,026 $52,803 $66,325 $33,905 $42,550 $48,492 $54,375 $49,300 $33,206 $49,300 $58,242 $67,871

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,440
Business & Financial Operations $50,590
Computer & Mathematical $55,060
Architecture & Engineering $52,620
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,010
Community & Social Service $33,150
Legal $57,810
Education, Training, & Library $42,410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,580
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,980
Healthcare Support $23,830
Protective Service $31,340
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,620
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,300
Personal Care & Service $18,790
Sales & Related $23,650
Office & Administrative Support $28,350
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,810
Construction & Extraction $39,330
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,960
Production $30,830
Transportation & Material Moving $29,560