Living Wage Calculation for Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE

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 $14.40 $30.31 $37.74 $48.73 $23.99 $28.44 $32.18 $34.74 $11.59 $16.58 $20.82 $24.46
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

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 $7,784 $15,569 $23,353 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,784 $15,569 $23,353
Medical $2,783 $7,814 $7,502 $7,642 $6,225 $7,502 $7,642 $7,295 $6,225 $7,502 $7,642 $7,295
Housing $7,765 $11,300 $11,300 $15,215 $9,093 $11,300 $11,300 $15,215 $7,765 $11,300 $11,300 $15,215
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 $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $23,732 $49,933 $62,174 $80,281 $39,532 $46,859 $53,024 $57,242 $38,204 $54,643 $68,593 $80,596
Annual taxes $6,229 $13,106 $16,319 $21,071 $10,376 $12,299 $13,917 $15,024 $10,027 $14,342 $18,003 $21,154
Required annual income before taxes $29,961 $63,039 $78,493 $101,352 $49,907 $59,157 $66,941 $72,266 $48,231 $68,985 $86,596 $101,749

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,972
Business & Financial Operations $64,544
Computer & Mathematical $82,570
Architecture & Engineering $75,450
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,329
Community & Social Service $43,766
Legal $77,660
Education, Training, & Library $52,288
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,040
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,843
Healthcare Support $30,558
Protective Service $46,487
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,267
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,727
Personal Care & Service $25,228
Sales & Related $30,896
Office & Administrative Support $37,761
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,147
Construction & Extraction $47,367
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,828
Production $34,927
Transportation & Material Moving $35,807