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 $11.36 $24.72 $29.45 $36.53 $18.91 $23.31 $25.88 $29.53 $9.06 $13.70 $16.07 $18.97
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 $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 $3,075 $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 $7,050 $10,771 $14,491 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,050 $10,771 $14,491
Medical $2,400 $7,403 $7,114 $7,235 $5,555 $7,114 $7,235 $7,136 $5,555 $7,114 $7,235 $7,136
Housing $7,445 $11,078 $11,078 $14,957 $8,881 $11,078 $11,078 $14,957 $7,445 $11,078 $11,078 $14,957
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 $20,139 $43,317 $51,467 $63,671 $33,317 $40,896 $45,310 $51,623 $31,882 $47,946 $56,081 $66,114
Annual taxes $3,480 $8,098 $9,792 $12,303 $6,025 $7,595 $8,512 $9,798 $5,825 $9,060 $10,752 $12,811
Required annual income before taxes $23,619 $51,415 $61,260 $75,973 $39,342 $48,490 $53,822 $61,421 $37,706 $57,006 $66,833 $78,925

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,494
Business & Financial Operations $63,205
Computer & Mathematical $80,577
Architecture & Engineering $71,073
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,731
Community & Social Service $39,775
Legal $71,987
Education, Training, & Library $49,737
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,475
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,622
Healthcare Support $30,495
Protective Service $42,398
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,891
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,368
Personal Care & Service $24,772
Sales & Related $29,143
Office & Administrative Support $35,790
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,688
Construction & Extraction $44,054
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,986
Production $34,123
Transportation & Material Moving $36,543