Living Wage Calculation for Adair County, Missouri

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 $10.32 $21.72 $26.13 $32.44 $17.39 $21.43 $23.97 $27.18 $8.70 $12.19 $14.40 $16.93
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 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60

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 $5,139 $8,360 $11,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,139 $8,360 $11,580
Medical $2,415 $6,985 $6,697 $6,817 $5,447 $6,697 $6,817 $6,718 $5,447 $6,697 $6,817 $6,718
Housing $5,304 $7,836 $7,836 $10,944 $5,928 $7,836 $7,836 $10,944 $5,928 $7,836 $7,836 $10,944
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 $18,013 $37,746 $45,397 $56,329 $30,257 $37,236 $41,651 $47,192 $30,257 $42,375 $50,011 $58,772
Annual taxes $3,460 $7,430 $8,957 $11,155 $5,924 $7,329 $8,209 $9,332 $5,924 $8,354 $9,877 $11,642
Required annual income before taxes $21,472 $45,177 $54,354 $67,484 $36,180 $44,565 $49,860 $56,525 $36,180 $50,729 $59,888 $70,415

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,238
Business & Financial Operations $63,307
Computer & Mathematical $76,836
Architecture & Engineering $75,830
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,063
Community & Social Service $38,637
Legal $70,666
Education, Training, & Library $44,176
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,377
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,414
Healthcare Support $26,713
Protective Service $38,169
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,604
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,920
Personal Care & Service $22,698
Sales & Related $26,784
Office & Administrative Support $34,398
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,820
Construction & Extraction $51,485
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,526
Production $35,526
Transportation & Material Moving $33,158