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 $9.42 $20.26 $24.54 $30.51 $16.14 $19.18 $21.25 $24.08 $7.71 $11.19 $13.36 $15.91
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

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 $3,021 $4,456 $6,695 $8,888 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836
Child Care $0 $5,778 $9,868 $13,958 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,778 $9,868 $13,958
Medical $2,280 $5,509 $5,338 $5,198 $4,622 $5,338 $5,198 $5,423 $4,622 $5,338 $5,198 $5,423
Housing $5,188 $8,356 $8,356 $11,116 $6,507 $8,356 $8,356 $11,116 $5,188 $8,356 $8,356 $11,116
Transportation $4,189 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858
Other $2,312 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210
Required annual income after taxes $16,990 $36,563 $44,276 $55,059 $29,133 $34,610 $38,347 $43,443 $27,814 $40,388 $48,215 $57,401
Annual taxes $2,594 $5,583 $6,761 $8,407 $4,449 $5,285 $5,856 $6,634 $4,247 $6,167 $7,362 $8,765
Required annual income before taxes $19,585 $42,146 $51,037 $63,466 $33,582 $39,895 $44,202 $50,077 $32,061 $46,555 $55,577 $66,166

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,920
Business & Financial Operations $56,890
Computer & Mathematical $67,730
Architecture & Engineering $63,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,600
Community & Social Service $32,530
Legal $57,370
Education, Training, & Library $42,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,790
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,880
Healthcare Support $25,700
Protective Service $36,260
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,370
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,810
Personal Care & Service $20,140
Sales & Related $23,860
Office & Administrative Support $29,040
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,540
Construction & Extraction $35,080
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,660
Production $30,230
Transportation & Material Moving $29,840