Living Wage Calculation for Springfield, 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 $13.65 $27.73 $33.77 $43.29 $22.41 $27.19 $30.90 $33.39 $11.19 $15.28 $18.81 $21.74
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 $5,598 $11,197 $16,796 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,598 $11,197 $16,796
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 $6,864 $8,853 $8,853 $12,697 $6,934 $8,853 $8,853 $12,697 $6,864 $8,853 $8,853 $12,697
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 $22,730 $46,168 $56,224 $72,074 $37,321 $45,280 $51,446 $55,593 $37,251 $50,878 $62,643 $72,389
Annual taxes $5,665 $11,506 $14,012 $17,962 $9,301 $11,285 $12,821 $13,855 $9,284 $12,680 $15,612 $18,041
Required annual income before taxes $28,395 $57,674 $70,236 $90,036 $46,622 $56,565 $64,267 $69,448 $46,535 $63,558 $78,255 $90,430

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,215
Business & Financial Operations $55,521
Computer & Mathematical $58,600
Architecture & Engineering $64,698
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,953
Community & Social Service $34,640
Legal $56,820
Education, Training, & Library $44,114
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,953
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,766
Healthcare Support $25,494
Protective Service $37,086
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,850
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,543
Personal Care & Service $21,832
Sales & Related $27,766
Office & Administrative Support $32,001
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,085
Construction & Extraction $42,815
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,459
Production $36,666
Transportation & Material Moving $31,899