Living Wage Calculation for Idaho 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 $10.83 $23.07 $27.99 $35.18 $17.99 $22.02 $24.80 $27.59 $9.00 $12.79 $15.45 $18.11
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796
Medical $1,839 $7,317 $6,974 $7,056 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775
Housing $6,144 $8,364 $8,364 $11,328 $6,540 $8,364 $8,364 $11,328 $6,540 $8,364 $8,364 $11,328
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $18,739 $39,662 $48,101 $60,378 $30,986 $37,878 $42,630 $47,352 $30,986 $43,978 $53,078 $62,148
Annual taxes $3,783 $8,314 $10,115 $12,806 $6,435 $7,933 $8,947 $10,025 $6,435 $9,235 $11,178 $13,184
Required annual income before taxes $22,521 $47,976 $58,217 $73,185 $37,421 $45,810 $51,578 $57,377 $37,421 $53,213 $64,256 $75,332

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,401
Business & Financial Operations $58,020
Computer & Mathematical $68,194
Architecture & Engineering $78,059
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,199
Community & Social Service $41,704
Legal $63,801
Education, Training, & Library $36,458
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,958
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,163
Healthcare Support $28,783
Protective Service $39,492
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,731
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,617
Personal Care & Service $22,488
Sales & Related $25,924
Office & Administrative Support $32,189
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,422
Construction & Extraction $39,060
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,642
Production $33,083
Transportation & Material Moving $32,353