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 $10.89 $23.76 $29.08 $36.37 $18.31 $23.02 $25.72 $29.20 $8.85 $13.32 $15.96 $18.99
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 $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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $6,200 $10,620 $15,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,200 $10,620 $15,040
Medical $2,208 $7,196 $6,908 $7,028 $5,116 $6,908 $7,028 $6,930 $5,116 $6,908 $7,028 $6,930
Housing $6,228 $9,696 $9,696 $12,864 $7,332 $9,696 $9,696 $12,864 $6,228 $9,696 $9,696 $12,864
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $18,857 $40,938 $50,058 $62,495 $31,574 $39,671 $44,298 $50,206 $30,470 $45,871 $54,918 $65,246
Annual taxes $3,800 $8,489 $10,436 $13,147 $6,508 $8,218 $9,206 $10,523 $6,354 $9,542 $11,473 $13,734
Required annual income before taxes $22,657 $49,426 $60,493 $75,642 $38,082 $47,889 $53,504 $60,730 $36,824 $55,412 $66,391 $78,981

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $65,096
Business & Financial Operations $55,734
Computer & Mathematical $65,807
Architecture & Engineering $61,467
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,560
Community & Social Service $45,732
Legal $58,814
Education, Training, & Library $39,806
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,743
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,909
Healthcare Support $31,023
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,725
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,933
Personal Care & Service $24,629
Sales & Related $25,768
Office & Administrative Support $33,483
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,936
Construction & Extraction $49,442
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,631
Production $0
Transportation & Material Moving $37,539