Living Wage Calculation for Miami 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 $11.38 $24.39 $28.15 $34.27 $18.95 $23.24 $25.76 $29.41 $9.48 $13.51 $15.39 $17.83
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $6,632 $8,803 $10,974 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,632 $8,803 $10,974
Medical $2,265 $7,234 $6,946 $7,066 $5,246 $6,946 $7,066 $6,967 $5,246 $6,946 $7,066 $6,967
Housing $7,680 $11,436 $11,436 $15,432 $9,432 $11,436 $11,436 $15,432 $9,432 $11,436 $11,436 $15,432
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $20,238 $43,088 $49,689 $60,460 $33,559 $41,085 $45,500 $51,929 $33,559 $47,717 $54,303 $62,903
Annual taxes $3,426 $7,635 $8,860 $10,831 $5,863 $7,264 $8,082 $9,249 $5,863 $8,494 $9,715 $11,284
Required annual income before taxes $23,664 $50,724 $58,549 $71,291 $39,422 $48,349 $53,582 $61,178 $39,422 $56,211 $64,018 $74,188

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,276
Business & Financial Operations $62,626
Computer & Mathematical $69,883
Architecture & Engineering $74,630
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,851
Community & Social Service $40,263
Legal $58,082
Education, Training, & Library $42,794
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,490
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,828
Healthcare Support $27,699
Protective Service $37,691
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,882
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,544
Personal Care & Service $22,220
Sales & Related $26,693
Office & Administrative Support $33,473
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,226
Construction & Extraction $41,015
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,420
Production $37,407
Transportation & Material Moving $34,957