Living Wage Calculation for Rapid City, SD

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 $10.93 $22.68 $27.06 $34.22 $17.99 $21.92 $24.43 $27.50 $8.77 $12.46 $14.84 $17.50
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85 $8.85

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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $5,459 $9,569 $13,679 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,459 $9,569 $13,679
Medical $2,177 $7,538 $7,195 $7,277 $5,827 $7,195 $7,277 $6,996 $5,827 $7,195 $7,277 $6,996
Housing $7,068 $10,387 $10,387 $14,582 $7,911 $10,387 $10,387 $14,582 $7,068 $10,387 $10,387 $14,582
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,954 $41,392 $49,394 $62,457 $32,844 $40,017 $44,593 $50,205 $32,001 $45,476 $54,162 $63,884
Annual taxes $2,784 $5,774 $6,890 $8,713 $4,582 $5,582 $6,221 $7,004 $4,464 $6,344 $7,556 $8,912
Required annual income before taxes $22,738 $47,167 $56,285 $71,170 $37,426 $45,600 $50,814 $57,209 $36,465 $51,820 $61,718 $72,796

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,538
Business & Financial Operations $60,900
Computer & Mathematical $61,723
Architecture & Engineering $63,348
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,756
Community & Social Service $40,490
Legal $61,795
Education, Training, & Library $41,077
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,966
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,861
Healthcare Support $28,773
Protective Service $43,113
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,644
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,021
Personal Care & Service $23,660
Sales & Related $25,111
Office & Administrative Support $29,771
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,211
Construction & Extraction $38,073
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,249
Production $31,468
Transportation & Material Moving $30,985