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 $13.70 $27.56 $32.95 $42.88 $22.76 $26.53 $31.18 $32.97 $11.37 $14.90 $18.87 $21.41
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $5,710 $11,419 $17,129 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,710 $11,419 $17,129
Medical $2,543 $7,842 $7,530 $7,670 $5,899 $7,530 $7,670 $7,323 $5,899 $7,530 $7,670 $7,323
Housing $6,714 $8,652 $8,652 $11,911 $6,759 $8,652 $8,652 $11,911 $6,714 $8,652 $8,652 $11,911
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $2,451 $5,052 $3,939 $6,151 $5,052 $3,939 $6,151 $5,722 $5,052 $3,939 $6,151 $5,722
Other $4,166 $7,020 $7,453 $8,909 $7,020 $7,453 $8,909 $8,771 $7,020 $7,453 $8,909 $8,771
Required annual income after taxes $24,268 $48,489 $57,887 $75,256 $40,123 $46,720 $54,879 $58,014 $40,079 $52,430 $66,299 $75,143
Annual taxes $4,237 $8,841 $10,645 $13,937 $7,218 $8,453 $9,966 $10,558 $7,212 $9,572 $12,205 $13,916
Required annual income before taxes $28,505 $57,330 $68,532 $89,193 $47,341 $55,173 $64,846 $68,572 $47,290 $62,002 $78,504 $89,059

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,110
Business & Financial Operations $54,119
Computer & Mathematical $58,109
Architecture & Engineering $63,173
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,595
Community & Social Service $37,996
Legal $65,526
Education, Training, & Library $56,605
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,646
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,830
Healthcare Support $25,065
Protective Service $42,201
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,847
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,535
Personal Care & Service $20,441
Sales & Related $25,198
Office & Administrative Support $31,592
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,569
Construction & Extraction $42,630
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,513
Production $33,935
Transportation & Material Moving $29,494