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 $9.86 $21.85 $26.01 $31.57 $16.64 $21.52 $24.00 $26.55 $12.48 $8.00 $12.48 $14.30 $16.16
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 $3,047 $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 $6,057 $8,093 $10,129 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,057 $8,093 $10,129
Medical $2,240 $6,879 $6,593 $6,753 $5,021 $6,593 $6,753 $6,611 $5,021 $6,593 $6,753 $6,611
Housing $5,470 $8,855 $8,855 $12,035 $6,646 $8,855 $8,855 $12,035 $5,470 $8,855 $8,855 $12,035
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 $17,552 $38,620 $45,939 $55,710 $29,470 $38,049 $42,407 $46,878 $28,294 $44,106 $50,500 $57,007
Annual taxes $2,962 $6,820 $8,162 $9,961 $5,147 $6,715 $7,514 $8,341 $4,985 $7,826 $8,998 $10,199
Required annual income before taxes $20,514 $45,440 $54,101 $65,671 $34,616 $44,763 $49,921 $55,220 $51,931 $33,279 $51,931 $59,498 $67,206

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,610
Business & Financial Operations $59,340
Computer & Mathematical $63,100
Architecture & Engineering $74,370
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,670
Community & Social Service $36,810
Legal $61,930
Education, Training, & Library $37,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,940
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,140
Healthcare Support $24,520
Protective Service $34,350
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,640
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,840
Personal Care & Service $22,490
Sales & Related $24,730
Office & Administrative Support $30,030
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,150
Construction & Extraction $36,200
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,710
Production $37,350
Transportation & Material Moving $27,750