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 $15.35 $29.95 $36.98 $48.11 $24.21 $29.78 $35.53 $37.92 $12.09 $16.72 $21.44 $24.47
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $6,138 $12,276 $18,414 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,138 $12,276 $18,414
Medical $2,594 $9,230 $9,017 $9,327 $6,202 $9,017 $9,327 $9,116 $6,202 $9,017 $9,327 $9,116
Housing $6,384 $8,098 $8,098 $10,741 $6,428 $8,098 $8,098 $10,741 $6,384 $8,098 $8,098 $10,741
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $25,662 $50,060 $61,809 $80,411 $40,456 $49,766 $59,373 $63,378 $40,411 $55,904 $71,648 $81,792
Annual taxes $6,276 $12,242 $15,116 $19,665 $9,894 $12,170 $14,520 $15,500 $9,883 $13,672 $17,522 $20,003
Required annual income before taxes $31,938 $62,302 $76,924 $100,076 $50,349 $61,936 $73,893 $78,878 $50,294 $69,575 $89,170 $101,795

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,661
Business & Financial Operations $58,561
Computer & Mathematical $63,323
Architecture & Engineering $72,985
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,902
Community & Social Service $41,131
Legal $71,519
Education, Training, & Library $59,695
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,914
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,727
Healthcare Support $27,349
Protective Service $45,443
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,304
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,868
Personal Care & Service $22,524
Sales & Related $27,018
Office & Administrative Support $33,598
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,473
Construction & Extraction $46,278
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,902
Production $38,723
Transportation & Material Moving $30,591