Living Wage Calculation for Idaho Falls, ID

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 $13.47 $27.71 $34.52 $45.05 $23.09 $26.91 $30.79 $33.81 $11.10 $15.40 $19.29 $22.75
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 $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $6,378 $12,756 $19,134 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,378 $12,756 $19,134
Medical $2,470 $6,446 $6,134 $6,274 $5,668 $6,134 $6,274 $5,927 $5,668 $6,134 $6,274 $5,927
Housing $6,265 $9,505 $9,505 $13,717 $7,731 $9,505 $9,505 $13,717 $6,265 $9,505 $9,505 $13,717
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $22,032 $45,333 $56,475 $73,700 $37,780 $44,015 $50,366 $55,307 $36,314 $50,393 $63,122 $74,442
Annual taxes $5,981 $12,306 $15,331 $20,006 $10,256 $11,948 $13,672 $15,013 $9,858 $13,680 $17,135 $20,208
Required annual income before taxes $28,012 $57,639 $71,806 $93,706 $48,036 $55,963 $64,039 $70,321 $46,171 $64,073 $80,257 $94,649

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,066
Business & Financial Operations $65,127
Computer & Mathematical $93,854
Architecture & Engineering $106,469
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,585
Community & Social Service $40,052
Legal $67,204
Education, Training, & Library $28,338
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,405
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,628
Healthcare Support $25,433
Protective Service $47,336
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,359
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,921
Personal Care & Service $21,934
Sales & Related $27,868
Office & Administrative Support $32,236
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,668
Construction & Extraction $39,203
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,868
Production $32,318
Transportation & Material Moving $29,873