Living Wage Calculation for Boise City, ID

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 $11.08 $24.16 $29.09 $37.18 $18.84 $23.12 $25.90 $29.58 $9.01 $13.34 $16.00 $19.10
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,100 $10,448 $14,796
Medical $1,839 $7,317 $6,974 $7,056 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775 $5,281 $6,974 $7,056 $6,775
Housing $6,610 $10,369 $10,369 $14,962 $8,088 $10,369 $10,369 $14,962 $6,610 $10,369 $10,369 $14,962
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $19,204 $41,667 $50,107 $64,012 $32,534 $39,883 $44,636 $50,985 $31,056 $45,983 $55,084 $65,781
Annual taxes $3,847 $8,593 $10,395 $13,313 $6,651 $8,212 $9,227 $10,532 $6,445 $9,515 $11,458 $13,691
Required annual income before taxes $23,052 $50,261 $60,502 $77,325 $39,185 $48,095 $53,863 $61,517 $37,501 $55,498 $66,541 $79,472

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,349
Business & Financial Operations $59,686
Computer & Mathematical $68,852
Architecture & Engineering $78,090
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,717
Community & Social Service $41,138
Legal $69,829
Education, Training, & Library $35,192
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,345
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,262
Healthcare Support $29,061
Protective Service $35,851
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,638
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,432
Personal Care & Service $22,179
Sales & Related $28,022
Office & Administrative Support $33,454
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,716
Construction & Extraction $38,392
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,231
Production $32,518
Transportation & Material Moving $31,139