Living Wage Calculation for Brookings County, South Dakota

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 $11.09 $22.17 $26.89 $33.98 $17.49 $21.67 $24.09 $27.70 $8.74 $12.36 $14.71 $17.66
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 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10 $9.10

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 $5,549 $9,726 $13,904 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,549 $9,726 $13,904
Medical $2,556 $7,805 $7,517 $7,637 $5,602 $7,517 $7,637 $7,539 $5,602 $7,517 $7,637 $7,539
Housing $7,392 $9,336 $9,336 $13,500 $7,440 $9,336 $9,336 $13,500 $7,440 $9,336 $9,336 $13,500
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 $20,241 $40,477 $49,083 $62,029 $31,924 $39,557 $43,971 $50,569 $31,924 $45,106 $53,697 $64,473
Annual taxes $2,824 $5,646 $6,847 $8,653 $4,453 $5,518 $6,134 $7,054 $4,453 $6,292 $7,491 $8,994
Required annual income before taxes $23,065 $46,123 $55,930 $70,682 $36,378 $45,075 $50,105 $57,623 $36,378 $51,398 $61,188 $73,467

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,048
Business & Financial Operations $60,074
Computer & Mathematical $62,839
Architecture & Engineering $66,702
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,376
Community & Social Service $39,348
Legal $63,734
Education, Training, & Library $39,917
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,018
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,065
Healthcare Support $28,868
Protective Service $39,429
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,885
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,351
Personal Care & Service $24,375
Sales & Related $28,116
Office & Administrative Support $31,135
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,742
Construction & Extraction $38,149
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,902
Production $32,944
Transportation & Material Moving $31,948