Living Wage Calculation for Grand Island, NE

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 $10.65 $23.32 $27.71 $34.56 $17.92 $21.67 $24.32 $27.11 $8.66 $12.85 $15.24 $17.69
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $6,936 $10,596 $14,256 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,936 $10,596 $14,256
Medical $2,440 $6,944 $6,600 $6,683 $5,608 $6,600 $6,683 $6,402 $5,608 $6,600 $6,683 $6,402
Housing $5,690 $8,920 $8,920 $12,291 $6,784 $8,920 $8,920 $12,291 $5,690 $8,920 $8,920 $12,291
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $18,839 $40,807 $48,359 $60,148 $31,498 $37,955 $42,531 $47,319 $30,404 $44,891 $53,127 $61,575
Annual taxes $3,305 $7,705 $9,275 $11,729 $5,773 $7,112 $8,063 $9,062 $5,621 $8,554 $10,266 $12,026
Required annual income before taxes $22,144 $48,512 $57,634 $71,876 $37,271 $45,067 $50,594 $56,381 $36,025 $53,445 $63,393 $73,601

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,398
Business & Financial Operations $59,172
Computer & Mathematical $57,876
Architecture & Engineering $60,396
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,302
Community & Social Service $38,906
Legal $60,509
Education, Training, & Library $57,742
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,726
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $28,125
Protective Service $52,053
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,025
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,666
Personal Care & Service $21,788
Sales & Related $24,525
Office & Administrative Support $30,995
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,838
Construction & Extraction $36,355
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,190
Production $38,320
Transportation & Material Moving $34,894