Living Wage Calculation for Sioux City, IA

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 $10.76 $23.46 $27.15 $32.82 $17.75 $21.75 $24.41 $26.65 $8.57 $12.91 $14.97 $16.83
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,028 $9,485 $11,942
Medical $2,237 $6,427 $6,084 $6,166 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885 $4,828 $6,084 $6,166 $5,885
Housing $6,020 $9,439 $9,439 $11,842 $7,121 $9,439 $9,439 $11,842 $6,020 $9,439 $9,439 $11,842
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 $18,967 $40,902 $47,251 $56,868 $31,055 $37,958 $42,534 $46,354 $29,955 $44,986 $52,019 $58,296
Annual taxes $3,418 $7,891 $9,227 $11,388 $5,868 $7,281 $8,230 $9,089 $5,715 $8,739 $10,270 $11,700
Required annual income before taxes $22,385 $48,793 $56,477 $68,256 $36,923 $45,238 $50,764 $55,442 $35,669 $53,725 $62,288 $69,996

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,151
Business & Financial Operations $59,326
Computer & Mathematical $69,058
Architecture & Engineering $66,321
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,685
Community & Social Service $37,960
Legal $60,694
Education, Training, & Library $43,268
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,695
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,341
Healthcare Support $29,277
Protective Service $40,768
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,317
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,409
Personal Care & Service $24,113
Sales & Related $26,150
Office & Administrative Support $32,909
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,890
Construction & Extraction $44,595
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,768
Production $36,180
Transportation & Material Moving $36,262