Living Wage Calculation for Lewiston, 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 $15.47 $30.97 $38.47 $50.85 $24.80 $30.59 $36.34 $39.90 $12.08 $17.30 $22.19 $25.98
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $6,656 $13,312 $19,969 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,656 $13,312 $19,969
Medical $2,194 $7,965 $7,752 $8,062 $5,529 $7,752 $8,062 $7,851 $5,529 $7,752 $8,062 $7,851
Housing $7,008 $10,620 $10,620 $14,676 $8,064 $10,620 $10,620 $14,676 $7,008 $10,620 $10,620 $14,676
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $25,591 $51,245 $63,649 $84,137 $41,034 $50,608 $60,134 $66,014 $39,978 $57,265 $73,446 $85,982
Annual taxes $6,579 $13,173 $16,362 $21,629 $10,549 $13,010 $15,459 $16,970 $10,277 $14,721 $18,881 $22,104
Required annual income before taxes $32,170 $64,418 $80,011 $105,766 $51,583 $63,618 $75,592 $82,984 $50,256 $71,986 $92,327 $108,086

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,520
Business & Financial Operations $61,696
Computer & Mathematical $75,756
Architecture & Engineering $70,064
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,218
Community & Social Service $52,751
Legal $68,073
Education, Training, & Library $42,212
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,599
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,998
Healthcare Support $31,822
Protective Service $49,905
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,846
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,041
Personal Care & Service $28,997
Sales & Related $32,261
Office & Administrative Support $40,724
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $47,733
Construction & Extraction $52,291
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,250
Production $52,505
Transportation & Material Moving $38,959