Living Wage Calculation for Sioux Falls, 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 $10.58 $22.12 $26.50 $33.10 $17.86 $21.37 $23.87 $26.39 $8.59 $12.18 $14.56 $16.94
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 $6,420 $9,372 $9,372 $12,540 $7,668 $9,372 $9,372 $12,540 $6,420 $9,372 $9,372 $12,540
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 $19,306 $40,377 $48,379 $60,415 $32,601 $39,002 $43,578 $48,163 $31,353 $44,461 $53,147 $61,842
Annual taxes $2,693 $5,633 $6,749 $8,428 $4,548 $5,441 $6,079 $6,719 $4,374 $6,202 $7,414 $8,627
Required annual income before taxes $22,000 $46,010 $55,128 $68,843 $37,149 $44,443 $49,657 $54,882 $35,727 $50,663 $60,561 $70,469

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,388
Business & Financial Operations $61,898
Computer & Mathematical $63,441
Architecture & Engineering $68,883
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,468
Community & Social Service $39,811
Legal $61,610
Education, Training, & Library $40,418
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,610
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,225
Healthcare Support $28,886
Protective Service $39,657
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,953
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,132
Personal Care & Service $24,093
Sales & Related $31,417
Office & Administrative Support $31,335
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,911
Construction & Extraction $38,731
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,677
Production $31,222
Transportation & Material Moving $31,962