Living Wage Calculation for Jewell 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 $13.16 $26.43 $32.03 $40.18 $22.19 $26.23 $29.87 $31.44 $11.10 $14.60 $17.91 $20.18
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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $5,040 $10,080 $15,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,040 $10,080 $15,120
Medical $2,543 $7,842 $7,530 $7,670 $5,899 $7,530 $7,670 $7,323 $5,899 $7,530 $7,670 $7,323
Housing $6,288 $8,568 $8,568 $10,932 $7,200 $8,568 $8,568 $10,932 $7,200 $8,568 $8,568 $10,932
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $22,016 $44,484 $53,981 $67,792 $37,312 $44,154 $50,319 $52,987 $37,312 $49,194 $60,399 $68,107
Annual taxes $5,364 $10,481 $12,644 $15,789 $8,848 $10,406 $11,810 $12,418 $8,848 $11,554 $14,106 $15,861
Required annual income before taxes $27,380 $54,964 $66,624 $83,581 $46,160 $54,559 $62,129 $65,404 $46,160 $60,747 $74,505 $83,968

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,374
Business & Financial Operations $64,247
Computer & Mathematical $73,220
Architecture & Engineering $75,982
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,362
Community & Social Service $41,566
Legal $61,536
Education, Training, & Library $43,469
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,602
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,848
Healthcare Support $26,057
Protective Service $38,651
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,533
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,988
Personal Care & Service $23,418
Sales & Related $28,298
Office & Administrative Support $35,561
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,553
Construction & Extraction $42,549
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,058
Production $38,395
Transportation & Material Moving $33,740