Living Wage Calculation for St. Joseph, MO

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 $13.53 $27.82 $33.52 $42.32 $22.65 $27.62 $31.32 $33.43 $11.13 $15.32 $18.69 $21.26
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 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45

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 $5,041 $10,081 $15,121 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,041 $10,081 $15,121
Medical $2,681 $8,683 $8,371 $8,511 $6,174 $8,371 $8,511 $8,164 $6,174 $8,371 $8,511 $8,164
Housing $6,660 $9,564 $9,564 $12,768 $7,320 $9,564 $9,564 $12,768 $6,660 $9,564 $9,564 $12,768
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 $22,526 $46,321 $55,818 $70,470 $37,707 $45,991 $52,156 $55,664 $37,047 $51,031 $62,237 $70,785
Annual taxes $5,614 $11,544 $13,911 $17,562 $9,397 $11,462 $12,998 $13,873 $9,233 $12,718 $15,511 $17,641
Required annual income before taxes $28,140 $57,865 $69,729 $88,032 $47,105 $57,452 $65,155 $69,536 $46,280 $63,749 $77,747 $88,426

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,857
Business & Financial Operations $55,541
Computer & Mathematical $63,460
Architecture & Engineering $69,117
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,375
Community & Social Service $37,566
Legal $52,574
Education, Training, & Library $43,357
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,497
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,876
Healthcare Support $25,014
Protective Service $34,231
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,180
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,725
Personal Care & Service $22,476
Sales & Related $26,282
Office & Administrative Support $34,937
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,993
Construction & Extraction $52,401
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,948
Production $37,935
Transportation & Material Moving $34,006