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 $10.39 $21.76 $26.17 $32.59 $17.47 $21.46 $24.01 $27.32 $8.56 $12.21 $14.42 $17.00
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60

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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $5,139 $8,360 $11,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,139 $8,360 $11,580
Medical $2,415 $6,985 $6,697 $6,817 $5,447 $6,697 $6,817 $6,718 $5,447 $6,697 $6,817 $6,718
Housing $5,431 $7,905 $7,905 $11,217 $6,074 $7,905 $7,905 $11,217 $5,431 $7,905 $7,905 $11,217
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $18,140 $37,815 $45,466 $56,602 $30,403 $37,305 $41,720 $47,465 $29,760 $42,444 $50,080 $59,045
Annual taxes $3,478 $7,440 $8,966 $11,193 $5,944 $7,338 $8,219 $9,370 $5,854 $8,363 $9,887 $11,680
Required annual income before taxes $21,618 $45,255 $54,432 $67,795 $36,347 $44,643 $49,939 $56,835 $35,615 $50,808 $59,966 $70,726

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,947
Business & Financial Operations $51,658
Computer & Mathematical $53,935
Architecture & Engineering $65,919
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,377
Community & Social Service $38,789
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $40,222
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,485
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,735
Healthcare Support $31,104
Protective Service $31,470
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,828
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,908
Personal Care & Service $22,454
Sales & Related $23,074
Office & Administrative Support $31,613
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,108
Construction & Extraction $46,657
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,019
Production $34,032
Transportation & Material Moving $30,281