Living Wage Calculation for Ottawa 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 $15.89 $30.85 $37.85 $48.79 $24.73 $30.70 $36.44 $38.67 $12.37 $17.17 $21.87 $24.81
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $6,098 $12,195 $18,293 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,098 $12,195 $18,293
Medical $2,594 $9,230 $9,017 $9,327 $6,202 $9,017 $9,327 $9,116 $6,202 $9,017 $9,327 $9,116
Housing $7,284 $9,634 $9,634 $11,984 $7,310 $9,634 $9,634 $11,984 $7,310 $9,634 $9,634 $11,984
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,563 $51,556 $63,264 $81,534 $41,337 $51,302 $60,909 $64,622 $41,337 $57,400 $73,104 $82,915
Annual taxes $6,496 $12,608 $15,472 $19,939 $10,109 $12,546 $14,896 $15,804 $10,109 $14,037 $17,878 $20,277
Required annual income before taxes $33,059 $64,164 $78,736 $101,473 $51,446 $63,848 $75,804 $80,425 $51,446 $71,437 $90,982 $103,192

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,222
Business & Financial Operations $68,052
Computer & Mathematical $78,720
Architecture & Engineering $80,239
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,018
Community & Social Service $45,272
Legal $71,572
Education, Training, & Library $47,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,024
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,521
Healthcare Support $28,398
Protective Service $43,453
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,063
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,693
Personal Care & Service $25,006
Sales & Related $31,875
Office & Administrative Support $38,392
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,609
Construction & Extraction $46,224
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,269
Production $41,302
Transportation & Material Moving $36,530