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 $13.35 $29.29 $37.27 $48.06 $22.92 $27.43 $31.22 $33.80 $11.14 $16.09 $20.63 $24.13
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 $7,731 $15,463 $23,194 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,731 $15,463 $23,194
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 $6,120 $9,396 $9,396 $12,576 $7,140 $9,396 $9,396 $12,576 $6,120 $9,396 $9,396 $12,576
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 $22,096 $47,598 $59,787 $77,106 $37,242 $44,578 $50,743 $54,227 $36,222 $52,309 $66,206 $77,421
Annual taxes $5,673 $13,324 $17,728 $22,863 $10,425 $12,478 $14,204 $16,079 $10,139 $14,642 $19,631 $22,956
Required annual income before taxes $27,769 $60,922 $77,515 $99,969 $47,667 $57,056 $64,947 $70,306 $46,361 $66,951 $85,837 $100,377

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,200
Business & Financial Operations $59,674
Computer & Mathematical $71,051
Architecture & Engineering $80,800
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,943
Community & Social Service $38,528
Legal $58,989
Education, Training, & Library $41,618
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,385
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,242
Healthcare Support $29,177
Protective Service $45,996
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,781
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,205
Personal Care & Service $24,441
Sales & Related $28,932
Office & Administrative Support $37,740
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,096
Construction & Extraction $49,434
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,595
Production $39,377
Transportation & Material Moving $35,408