Living Wage Calculation for Nebraska

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.63 $21.21 $26.83 $34.37 $16.58 $20.38 $22.86 $25.59 $8.29 $11.83 $14.72 $17.73
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,076 $4,526 $6,795 $9,024 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008
Child Care $0 $5,707 $11,414 $17,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,707 $11,414 $17,120
Medical $2,230 $6,114 $5,915 $5,883 $4,581 $5,915 $5,883 $5,998 $4,581 $5,915 $5,883 $5,998
Housing $5,388 $8,684 $8,684 $11,554 $6,762 $8,684 $8,684 $11,554 $6,762 $8,684 $8,684 $11,554
Transportation $4,103 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910
Other $2,418 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649
Required annual income after taxes $17,215 $37,517 $47,258 $60,349 $29,469 $36,062 $40,370 $45,118 $29,469 $41,769 $51,784 $62,238
Annual taxes $2,809 $6,607 $8,539 $11,135 $5,011 $6,319 $7,173 $8,115 $5,011 $7,451 $9,436 $11,510
Required annual income before taxes $20,024 $44,125 $55,798 $71,484 $34,480 $42,381 $47,543 $53,232 $34,480 $49,219 $61,220 $73,748

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,760
Business & Financial Operations $58,740
Computer & Mathematical $69,330
Architecture & Engineering $66,200
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,900
Community & Social Service $35,740
Legal $59,960
Education, Training, & Library $43,940
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,460
Healthcare Support $26,370
Protective Service $38,590
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,020
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,960
Personal Care & Service $21,900
Sales & Related $24,660
Office & Administrative Support $30,380
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,390
Construction & Extraction $36,920
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,460
Production $31,590
Transportation & Material Moving $32,730