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 $12.96 $27.75 $34.57 $44.19 $21.74 $26.07 $29.51 $31.40 $10.58 $15.19 $19.08 $22.18
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 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30 $9.30

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 $7,734 $15,466 $23,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,734 $15,466 $23,200
Medical $2,831 $8,841 $8,529 $8,669 $6,472 $8,529 $8,669 $8,322 $6,472 $8,529 $8,669 $8,322
Housing $7,188 $10,068 $10,068 $13,152 $8,220 $10,068 $10,068 $13,152 $7,188 $10,068 $10,068 $13,152
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 $23,203 $49,677 $61,866 $79,091 $38,905 $46,653 $52,819 $56,206 $37,873 $54,387 $68,285 $79,406
Annual taxes $3,762 $8,053 $10,029 $12,822 $6,307 $7,563 $8,563 $9,112 $6,140 $8,817 $11,070 $12,873
Required annual income before taxes $26,965 $57,730 $71,896 $91,913 $45,212 $54,216 $61,381 $65,318 $44,013 $63,204 $79,355 $92,279

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,860
Business & Financial Operations $63,879
Computer & Mathematical $66,918
Architecture & Engineering $70,693
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,639
Community & Social Service $42,098
Legal $63,030
Education, Training, & Library $43,398
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,142
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,316
Healthcare Support $29,648
Protective Service $43,776
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,029
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,804
Personal Care & Service $25,812
Sales & Related $34,057
Office & Administrative Support $33,945
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,354
Construction & Extraction $40,502
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,283
Production $33,628
Transportation & Material Moving $32,727