Living Wage Calculation for Wichita, KS

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 $10.23 $22.70 $25.56 $31.78 $17.49 $20.77 $23.80 $26.30 $15.90 $8.45 $12.23 $14.36 $16.21
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $6,484 $8,607 $10,729 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,484 $8,607 $10,729
Medical $2,272 $6,664 $6,383 $6,440 $5,161 $6,383 $6,440 $6,110 $5,161 $6,383 $6,440 $6,110
Housing $5,789 $9,119 $9,119 $12,387 $6,863 $9,119 $9,119 $12,387 $5,789 $9,119 $9,119 $12,387
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 $18,162 $40,032 $45,049 $55,953 $30,892 $36,640 $41,967 $46,343 $29,818 $43,124 $50,574 $57,072
Annual taxes $3,122 $7,190 $8,123 $10,159 $5,494 $6,556 $7,547 $8,366 $5,344 $7,764 $9,151 $10,366
Required annual income before taxes $21,284 $47,222 $53,172 $66,112 $36,385 $43,195 $49,513 $54,709 $49,617 $35,161 $50,888 $59,725 $67,438

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,809
Business & Financial Operations $61,541
Computer & Mathematical $66,594
Architecture & Engineering $78,536
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,064
Community & Social Service $38,878
Legal $58,169
Education, Training, & Library $39,955
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,776
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,239
Healthcare Support $25,236
Protective Service $36,746
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,424
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,610
Personal Care & Service $22,335
Sales & Related $26,363
Office & Administrative Support $31,785
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,930
Construction & Extraction $38,673
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,900
Production $39,001
Transportation & Material Moving $29,807