Living Wage Calculation for Madison County, Nebraska

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 $10.60 $23.71 $28.45 $35.15 $17.88 $22.31 $24.87 $28.15 $8.94 $13.20 $15.56 $18.28
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

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 $7,050 $10,771 $14,491 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,050 $10,771 $14,491
Medical $2,400 $7,403 $7,114 $7,235 $5,555 $7,114 $7,235 $7,136 $5,555 $7,114 $7,235 $7,136
Housing $6,072 $9,240 $9,240 $12,444 $6,984 $9,240 $9,240 $12,444 $6,984 $9,240 $9,240 $12,444
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 $18,765 $41,479 $49,630 $61,158 $31,421 $39,058 $43,472 $49,110 $31,421 $46,108 $54,243 $63,601
Annual taxes $3,289 $7,842 $9,536 $11,952 $5,760 $7,338 $8,256 $9,448 $5,760 $8,804 $10,495 $12,460
Required annual income before taxes $22,054 $49,321 $59,166 $73,110 $37,181 $46,396 $51,728 $58,558 $37,181 $54,912 $64,739 $76,061

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,570
Business & Financial Operations $60,999
Computer & Mathematical $76,663
Architecture & Engineering $70,991
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,781
Community & Social Service $39,175
Legal $65,563
Education, Training, & Library $49,787
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,324
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,701
Healthcare Support $29,570
Protective Service $41,584
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,871
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,296
Personal Care & Service $24,365
Sales & Related $27,679
Office & Administrative Support $34,357
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,052
Construction & Extraction $40,568
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,431
Production $36,553
Transportation & Material Moving $36,299