Living Wage Calculation for Gem 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 $13.87 $27.84 $34.18 $43.56 $23.27 $27.51 $31.39 $33.73 $11.64 $15.47 $19.12 $22.00
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $5,605 $11,211 $16,816 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,605 $11,211 $16,816
Medical $2,470 $6,446 $6,134 $6,274 $5,668 $6,134 $6,274 $5,927 $5,668 $6,134 $6,274 $5,927
Housing $6,672 $10,248 $10,248 $13,344 $7,776 $10,248 $10,248 $13,344 $7,776 $10,248 $10,248 $13,344
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $22,439 $45,302 $55,673 $71,008 $37,825 $44,758 $51,109 $54,934 $37,825 $50,363 $62,320 $71,750
Annual taxes $6,405 $12,611 $15,426 $19,589 $10,581 $12,463 $14,187 $15,225 $10,581 $13,985 $17,231 $19,790
Required annual income before taxes $28,844 $57,913 $71,099 $90,597 $48,406 $57,221 $65,297 $70,159 $48,406 $64,348 $79,551 $91,540

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,184
Business & Financial Operations $60,094
Computer & Mathematical $71,102
Architecture & Engineering $82,570
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,634
Community & Social Service $44,104
Legal $67,808
Education, Training, & Library $37,976
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,482
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,132
Healthcare Support $26,906
Protective Service $39,919
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,747
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,753
Personal Care & Service $24,328
Sales & Related $28,338
Office & Administrative Support $34,906
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,298
Construction & Extraction $40,288
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,664
Production $34,610
Transportation & Material Moving $32,236