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 $15.06 $29.88 $37.66 $49.64 $23.82 $28.50 $33.87 $36.48 $11.67 $16.57 $21.58 $25.21
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95 $9.95

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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $8,313 $16,627 $24,939 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,313 $16,627 $24,939
Medical $2,560 $8,084 $7,871 $8,181 $6,243 $7,871 $8,181 $7,970 $6,243 $7,871 $8,181 $7,970
Housing $7,704 $10,488 $10,488 $13,800 $8,568 $10,488 $10,488 $13,800 $7,704 $10,488 $10,488 $13,800
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,949 $53,479 $67,404 $88,850 $42,636 $51,010 $60,617 $65,292 $41,772 $59,323 $77,244 $90,231
Annual taxes $4,369 $8,670 $10,927 $14,404 $6,912 $8,269 $9,827 $10,585 $6,772 $9,617 $12,522 $14,628
Required annual income before taxes $31,318 $62,149 $78,331 $103,254 $49,548 $59,279 $70,444 $75,876 $48,544 $68,940 $89,766 $104,859

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $114,362
Business & Financial Operations $68,641
Computer & Mathematical $73,595
Architecture & Engineering $73,563
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,025
Community & Social Service $45,422
Legal $79,608
Education, Training, & Library $45,828
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,801
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,472
Healthcare Support $31,747
Protective Service $45,828
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,696
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,960
Personal Care & Service $28,013
Sales & Related $38,135
Office & Administrative Support $37,867
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,416
Construction & Extraction $44,266
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,157
Production $38,755
Transportation & Material Moving $35,331