Living Wage Calculation for Bear Lake County, Idaho

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $10.77 $23.05 $28.37 $35.97 $17.78 $22.31 $25.01 $28.80 $8.89 $12.97 $15.60 $18.79
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $6,200 $10,620 $15,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,200 $10,620 $15,040
Medical $2,208 $7,196 $6,908 $7,028 $5,116 $6,908 $7,028 $6,930 $5,116 $6,908 $7,028 $6,930
Housing $6,012 $8,400 $8,400 $12,144 $6,360 $8,400 $8,400 $12,144 $6,360 $8,400 $8,400 $12,144
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $18,641 $39,642 $48,762 $61,775 $30,602 $38,375 $43,002 $49,486 $30,602 $44,575 $53,622 $64,526
Annual taxes $3,770 $8,308 $10,255 $13,046 $6,373 $8,037 $9,025 $10,423 $6,373 $9,361 $11,292 $13,634
Required annual income before taxes $22,411 $47,950 $59,017 $74,821 $36,975 $46,412 $52,027 $59,909 $36,975 $53,936 $64,914 $78,160

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,364
Business & Financial Operations $57,747
Computer & Mathematical $68,003
Architecture & Engineering $79,062
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,251
Community & Social Service $42,703
Legal $63,012
Education, Training, & Library $38,017
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,038
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,543
Healthcare Support $29,336
Protective Service $40,141
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,954
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,331
Personal Care & Service $23,023
Sales & Related $26,734
Office & Administrative Support $32,822
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,195
Construction & Extraction $39,389
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,595
Production $34,032
Transportation & Material Moving $32,385