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 $16.86 $33.33 $41.81 $55.30 $26.40 $31.80 $37.63 $40.90 $12.83 $18.44 $23.89 $28.07
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 $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 $3,423 $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 $8,368 $16,737 $25,105 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,368 $16,737 $25,105
Medical $2,796 $8,163 $7,950 $8,260 $6,158 $7,950 $8,260 $8,049 $6,158 $7,950 $8,260 $8,049
Housing $8,300 $11,787 $11,787 $15,822 $9,519 $11,787 $11,787 $15,822 $8,300 $11,787 $11,787 $15,822
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 $27,781 $54,912 $68,892 $91,116 $43,502 $52,387 $61,994 $67,392 $42,283 $60,756 $78,731 $92,498
Annual taxes $7,292 $14,413 $18,082 $23,915 $11,418 $13,750 $16,271 $17,688 $11,098 $15,946 $20,664 $24,278
Required annual income before taxes $35,072 $69,324 $86,973 $115,031 $54,920 $66,137 $78,266 $85,080 $53,381 $76,702 $99,396 $116,775

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,657
Business & Financial Operations $68,758
Computer & Mathematical $89,152
Architecture & Engineering $78,217
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,791
Community & Social Service $48,439
Legal $78,688
Education, Training, & Library $56,999
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,691
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,348
Healthcare Support $32,582
Protective Service $52,248
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,076
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,549
Personal Care & Service $27,478
Sales & Related $34,144
Office & Administrative Support $41,002
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,482
Construction & Extraction $50,162
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,023
Production $38,199
Transportation & Material Moving $38,081