Living Wage Calculation for Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA

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 $13.45 $29.09 $36.91 $47.43 $23.06 $27.39 $31.19 $33.65 $11.20 $16.00 $20.45 $23.81
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 $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 $3,246 $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 $7,474 $14,948 $22,422 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,474 $14,948 $22,422
Medical $2,791 $7,438 $7,126 $7,265 $5,889 $7,126 $7,265 $6,919 $5,889 $7,126 $7,265 $6,919
Housing $6,288 $9,336 $9,336 $12,336 $7,380 $9,336 $9,336 $12,336 $6,288 $9,336 $9,336 $12,336
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 $22,264 $47,281 $59,213 $76,094 $37,482 $44,518 $50,683 $53,987 $36,390 $51,991 $65,631 $76,409
Annual taxes $5,716 $13,235 $17,557 $22,563 $10,492 $12,461 $14,187 $16,008 $10,186 $14,553 $19,461 $22,656
Required annual income before taxes $27,980 $60,516 $76,770 $98,657 $47,974 $56,979 $64,870 $69,995 $46,576 $66,545 $85,092 $99,065

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,072
Business & Financial Operations $70,764
Computer & Mathematical $85,199
Architecture & Engineering $78,570
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,849
Community & Social Service $40,809
Legal $92,985
Education, Training, & Library $46,907
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,745
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,812
Healthcare Support $28,298
Protective Service $42,641
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,269
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,709
Personal Care & Service $23,049
Sales & Related $28,072
Office & Administrative Support $34,446
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,533
Construction & Extraction $53,372
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,937
Production $36,912
Transportation & Material Moving $34,477