Living Wage Calculation for Jefferson City, MO

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 $12.94 $27.22 $33.16 $42.26 $22.05 $26.79 $30.49 $32.67 $10.83 $15.02 $18.51 $21.22
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 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45

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 $5,427 $10,855 $16,282 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,427 $10,855 $16,282
Medical $2,681 $8,683 $8,371 $8,511 $6,174 $8,371 $8,511 $8,164 $6,174 $8,371 $8,511 $8,164
Housing $5,681 $8,179 $8,179 $11,494 $6,326 $8,179 $8,179 $11,494 $5,681 $8,179 $8,179 $11,494
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 $21,547 $45,323 $55,207 $70,356 $36,713 $44,606 $50,772 $54,390 $36,068 $50,033 $61,626 $70,672
Annual taxes $5,370 $11,295 $13,759 $17,534 $9,150 $11,117 $12,653 $13,555 $8,989 $12,469 $15,358 $17,613
Required annual income before taxes $26,917 $56,618 $68,966 $87,891 $45,863 $55,723 $63,425 $67,945 $45,057 $62,503 $76,984 $88,284

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $70,171
Business & Financial Operations $50,764
Computer & Mathematical $57,158
Architecture & Engineering $62,089
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,764
Community & Social Service $39,510
Legal $56,155
Education, Training, & Library $40,451
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,444
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,303
Healthcare Support $29,996
Protective Service $32,083
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,719
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,909
Personal Care & Service $23,182
Sales & Related $24,533
Office & Administrative Support $32,983
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,290
Construction & Extraction $47,756
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,981
Production $34,661
Transportation & Material Moving $32,093