Living Wage Calculation for Shoshone 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 $15.72 $30.13 $37.24 $49.35 $24.45 $30.12 $35.88 $39.54 $12.22 $16.88 $21.58 $25.23
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $6,026 $12,052 $18,078 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,026 $12,052 $18,078
Medical $2,194 $7,965 $7,752 $8,062 $5,529 $7,752 $8,062 $7,851 $5,529 $7,752 $8,062 $7,851
Housing $7,427 $9,855 $9,855 $14,088 $7,479 $9,855 $9,855 $14,088 $7,479 $9,855 $9,855 $14,088
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $26,010 $49,849 $61,623 $81,658 $40,449 $49,843 $59,368 $65,425 $40,449 $55,869 $71,420 $83,503
Annual taxes $6,686 $12,815 $15,842 $20,992 $10,398 $12,813 $15,262 $16,819 $10,398 $14,362 $18,360 $21,466
Required annual income before taxes $32,697 $62,664 $77,465 $102,650 $50,847 $62,656 $74,630 $82,244 $50,847 $70,231 $89,780 $104,969

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,213
Business & Financial Operations $65,538
Computer & Mathematical $75,349
Architecture & Engineering $88,821
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,400
Community & Social Service $48,642
Legal $72,974
Education, Training, & Library $42,950
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,151
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,176
Healthcare Support $29,446
Protective Service $46,834
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,598
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,907
Personal Care & Service $26,718
Sales & Related $31,501
Office & Administrative Support $37,429
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,324
Construction & Extraction $43,913
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,358
Production $38,092
Transportation & Material Moving $35,331