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 $15.51 $32.38 $41.47 $54.65 $25.04 $30.87 $37.27 $40.04 $12.04 $17.98 $23.79 $27.75
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $8,311 $16,622 $24,933 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,311 $16,622 $24,933
Medical $2,766 $8,373 $8,160 $8,470 $5,769 $8,160 $8,470 $8,259 $5,769 $8,160 $8,470 $8,259
Housing $6,384 $9,672 $9,672 $12,780 $7,344 $9,672 $9,672 $12,780 $6,384 $9,672 $9,672 $12,780
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $25,835 $52,950 $66,872 $88,112 $40,938 $50,483 $60,090 $64,561 $39,978 $58,794 $76,712 $89,494
Annual taxes $6,422 $14,408 $19,392 $25,552 $11,139 $13,736 $17,425 $18,722 $10,120 $15,998 $22,246 $25,952
Required annual income before taxes $32,257 $67,358 $86,264 $113,664 $52,077 $64,219 $77,515 $83,282 $50,097 $74,792 $98,957 $115,446

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,171
Business & Financial Operations $64,478
Computer & Mathematical $62,477
Architecture & Engineering $85,097
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,639
Community & Social Service $41,120
Legal $84,819
Education, Training, & Library $43,410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,059
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,713
Healthcare Support $31,512
Protective Service $54,527
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,107
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,346
Personal Care & Service $26,440
Sales & Related $31,158
Office & Administrative Support $40,446
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,671
Construction & Extraction $51,018
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,385
Production $43,378
Transportation & Material Moving $39,408