Living Wage Calculation for Dubuque, 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 $10.79 $23.85 $27.89 $33.93 $18.14 $22.39 $24.96 $28.24 $8.77 $13.27 $15.30 $17.68
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 $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 $3,075 $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 $7,144 $9,641 $12,139 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,144 $9,641 $12,139
Medical $2,607 $7,127 $6,839 $6,959 $5,648 $6,839 $6,959 $6,861 $5,648 $6,839 $6,959 $6,861
Housing $6,108 $9,516 $9,516 $12,708 $7,188 $9,516 $9,516 $12,708 $6,108 $9,516 $9,516 $12,708
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 $19,009 $41,574 $48,500 $58,794 $31,718 $39,059 $43,473 $49,099 $30,638 $46,203 $53,114 $61,238
Annual taxes $3,435 $8,044 $9,515 $11,770 $6,016 $7,522 $8,438 $9,650 $5,866 $9,013 $10,524 $12,304
Required annual income before taxes $22,444 $49,617 $58,015 $70,564 $37,734 $46,581 $51,911 $58,748 $36,504 $55,215 $63,638 $73,542

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,803
Business & Financial Operations $58,570
Computer & Mathematical $73,156
Architecture & Engineering $77,039
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,387
Community & Social Service $35,262
Legal $55,592
Education, Training, & Library $39,795
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,343
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,320
Healthcare Support $29,966
Protective Service $35,048
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,102
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,967
Personal Care & Service $23,318
Sales & Related $26,337
Office & Administrative Support $35,364
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,562
Construction & Extraction $47,439
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,480
Production $36,848
Transportation & Material Moving $37,498