Living Wage Calculation for Sullivan part, 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 $14.46 $28.37 $32.56 $41.42 $24.13 $28.57 $33.27 $35.14 $12.06 $15.32 $18.71 $20.68
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 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45

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 $3,462 $6,925 $10,387 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,462 $6,925 $10,387
Medical $2,681 $8,683 $8,371 $8,511 $6,174 $8,371 $8,511 $8,164 $6,174 $8,371 $8,511 $8,164
Housing $7,596 $10,860 $10,860 $14,220 $8,412 $10,860 $10,860 $14,220 $8,412 $10,860 $10,860 $14,220
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 $2,451 $5,052 $3,939 $6,151 $5,052 $3,939 $6,151 $5,722 $5,052 $3,939 $6,151 $5,722
Other $4,166 $7,020 $7,453 $8,909 $7,020 $7,453 $8,909 $8,771 $7,020 $7,453 $8,909 $8,771
Required annual income after taxes $25,288 $49,291 $56,442 $71,664 $42,052 $49,770 $57,929 $61,165 $42,052 $53,232 $64,854 $71,552
Annual taxes $4,783 $9,709 $11,291 $14,484 $8,131 $9,648 $11,276 $11,921 $8,131 $10,495 $12,969 $14,461
Required annual income before taxes $30,071 $58,999 $67,733 $86,148 $50,182 $59,418 $69,205 $73,086 $50,182 $63,727 $77,823 $86,013

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,000
Business & Financial Operations $65,117
Computer & Mathematical $78,898
Architecture & Engineering $77,199
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,575
Community & Social Service $39,009
Legal $65,209
Education, Training, & Library $43,807
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,797
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,206
Healthcare Support $25,095
Protective Service $39,254
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,026
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,282
Personal Care & Service $23,489
Sales & Related $28,226
Office & Administrative Support $36,502
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,172
Construction & Extraction $53,168
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,280
Production $37,188
Transportation & Material Moving $32,891