Living Wage Calculation for Manhattan, KS

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 $12.40 $24.60 $28.04 $34.99 $18.98 $23.21 $25.82 $29.65 $9.47 $13.46 $15.38 $17.90
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 $7.25 $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 $3,058 $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 $6,524 $8,660 $10,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,524 $8,660 $10,796
Medical $2,244 $6,801 $6,457 $6,540 $5,293 $6,457 $6,540 $6,259 $5,293 $6,457 $6,540 $6,259
Housing $9,144 $12,168 $12,168 $17,556 $9,204 $12,168 $12,168 $17,556 $9,144 $12,168 $12,168 $17,556
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 $22,097 $43,500 $49,528 $61,810 $33,603 $41,060 $45,636 $52,441 $33,543 $47,584 $54,296 $63,237
Annual taxes $3,693 $7,671 $8,789 $10,977 $5,874 $7,218 $8,067 $9,239 $5,865 $8,428 $9,673 $11,242
Required annual income before taxes $25,790 $51,171 $58,317 $72,787 $39,477 $48,279 $53,703 $61,681 $39,409 $56,013 $63,970 $74,479

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,344
Business & Financial Operations $52,897
Computer & Mathematical $59,449
Architecture & Engineering $58,843
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,884
Community & Social Service $37,270
Legal $59,614
Education, Training, & Library $54,121
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,966
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,158
Healthcare Support $24,915
Protective Service $42,537
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,494
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,516
Personal Care & Service $20,389
Sales & Related $22,436
Office & Administrative Support $29,709
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,769
Construction & Extraction $39,245
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,410
Production $35,470
Transportation & Material Moving $29,462