Living Wage Calculation for Washington 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 $14.93 $30.11 $36.81 $47.06 $24.53 $28.98 $32.72 $35.28 $12.26 $16.48 $20.35 $23.63
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 $9.00 $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 $3,246 $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 $6,576 $13,152 $19,729 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,576 $13,152 $19,729
Medical $2,783 $7,814 $7,502 $7,642 $6,225 $7,502 $7,642 $7,295 $6,225 $7,502 $7,642 $7,295
Housing $7,800 $11,352 $11,352 $15,264 $9,144 $11,352 $11,352 $15,264 $9,144 $11,352 $11,352 $15,264
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 $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $23,767 $48,776 $59,809 $76,705 $39,582 $46,910 $53,076 $57,291 $39,582 $53,486 $66,228 $77,020
Annual taxes $7,289 $13,853 $16,748 $21,183 $11,440 $13,363 $14,981 $16,088 $11,440 $15,089 $18,433 $21,266
Required annual income before taxes $31,056 $62,629 $76,557 $97,888 $51,022 $60,273 $68,057 $73,379 $51,022 $68,575 $84,661 $98,286

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,898
Business & Financial Operations $62,600
Computer & Mathematical $78,273
Architecture & Engineering $73,864
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,662
Community & Social Service $41,198
Legal $70,754
Education, Training, & Library $51,940
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,687
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,074
Healthcare Support $29,720
Protective Service $43,009
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,837
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,390
Personal Care & Service $24,471
Sales & Related $29,372
Office & Administrative Support $36,400
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,510
Construction & Extraction $42,937
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,671
Production $37,710
Transportation & Material Moving $36,277