Living Wage Calculation for Jackson County, Kansas

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 $10.72 $23.10 $26.54 $32.25 $17.84 $21.71 $24.32 $26.91 $8.92 $12.72 $14.63 $16.53
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $6,524 $8,660 $10,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,524 $8,660 $10,796
Medical $2,244 $6,801 $6,457 $6,540 $5,293 $6,457 $6,540 $6,259 $5,293 $6,457 $6,540 $6,259
Housing $6,084 $9,432 $9,432 $12,540 $7,128 $9,432 $9,432 $12,540 $7,128 $9,432 $9,432 $12,540
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,037 $40,764 $46,792 $56,794 $31,527 $38,324 $42,900 $47,425 $31,527 $44,848 $51,560 $58,221
Annual taxes $3,266 $7,289 $8,407 $10,277 $5,584 $6,837 $7,685 $8,539 $5,584 $8,047 $9,292 $10,542
Required annual income before taxes $22,304 $48,054 $55,200 $67,071 $37,111 $45,161 $50,586 $55,965 $37,111 $52,895 $60,852 $68,763

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,607
Business & Financial Operations $62,289
Computer & Mathematical $71,455
Architecture & Engineering $74,644
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,779
Community & Social Service $39,719
Legal $59,871
Education, Training, & Library $42,301
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,927
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,330
Healthcare Support $26,675
Protective Service $36,972
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,019
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,080
Personal Care & Service $22,179
Sales & Related $26,078
Office & Administrative Support $33,197
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,911
Construction & Extraction $41,056
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,091
Production $36,849
Transportation & Material Moving $34,318