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 $11.92 $24.33 $28.09 $34.56 $18.57 $23.19 $25.70 $29.70 $9.27 $13.48 $15.36 $17.98
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 $3,075 $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 $6,632 $8,803 $10,974 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,632 $8,803 $10,974
Medical $2,265 $7,234 $6,946 $7,066 $5,246 $6,946 $7,066 $6,967 $5,246 $6,946 $7,066 $6,967
Housing $8,664 $11,328 $11,328 $15,960 $8,724 $11,328 $11,328 $15,960 $8,664 $11,328 $11,328 $15,960
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 $21,222 $42,980 $49,581 $60,988 $32,851 $40,977 $45,392 $52,457 $32,791 $47,609 $54,195 $63,431
Annual taxes $3,563 $7,620 $8,845 $10,905 $5,764 $7,249 $8,067 $9,322 $5,756 $8,479 $9,700 $11,358
Required annual income before taxes $24,785 $50,600 $58,426 $71,893 $38,615 $48,226 $53,459 $61,780 $38,547 $56,088 $63,895 $74,789

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,720
Business & Financial Operations $54,341
Computer & Mathematical $58,529
Architecture & Engineering $59,129
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,637
Community & Social Service $37,163
Legal $58,356
Education, Training, & Library $54,595
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,325
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,509
Healthcare Support $25,493
Protective Service $39,592
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,527
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,081
Personal Care & Service $20,492
Sales & Related $23,410
Office & Administrative Support $30,525
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,768
Construction & Extraction $39,429
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,344
Production $33,717
Transportation & Material Moving $29,793