Living Wage Calculation for Joplin, 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 $11.22 $23.26 $27.34 $33.85 $18.60 $22.70 $25.34 $28.10 $9.12 $12.81 $15.04 $17.34
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 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85 $7.85

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 $5,056 $8,224 $11,392 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,056 $8,224 $11,392
Medical $2,267 $8,173 $7,830 $7,912 $5,991 $7,830 $7,912 $7,631 $5,991 $7,830 $7,912 $7,631
Housing $6,672 $9,276 $9,276 $12,648 $7,332 $9,276 $9,276 $12,648 $6,672 $9,276 $9,276 $12,648
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 $19,649 $40,513 $47,573 $58,870 $32,430 $39,541 $44,117 $48,906 $31,770 $44,597 $52,341 $60,298
Annual taxes $3,687 $7,877 $9,285 $11,538 $6,257 $7,683 $8,596 $9,550 $6,165 $8,691 $10,236 $11,823
Required annual income before taxes $23,336 $48,389 $56,858 $70,409 $38,687 $47,223 $52,712 $58,456 $37,935 $53,288 $62,577 $72,121

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,641
Business & Financial Operations $52,753
Computer & Mathematical $61,980
Architecture & Engineering $61,599
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,691
Community & Social Service $37,682
Legal $63,492
Education, Training, & Library $44,471
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,898
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,750
Healthcare Support $24,607
Protective Service $33,978
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,763
Personal Care & Service $19,659
Sales & Related $24,545
Office & Administrative Support $28,969
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,125
Construction & Extraction $40,007
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,248
Production $33,351
Transportation & Material Moving $34,997