Living Wage Calculation for Wichita, KS

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 $13.10 $28.11 $34.76 $44.69 $22.26 $26.86 $30.50 $32.81 $10.80 $15.44 $19.27 $22.44
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 $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 $3,246 $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 $6,816 $13,631 $20,447 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,816 $13,631 $20,447
Medical $2,543 $7,842 $7,530 $7,670 $5,899 $7,530 $7,670 $7,323 $5,899 $7,530 $7,670 $7,323
Housing $6,473 $9,927 $9,927 $13,524 $7,607 $9,927 $9,927 $13,524 $6,473 $9,927 $9,927 $13,524
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 $22,201 $47,618 $58,890 $75,711 $37,719 $45,512 $51,678 $55,579 $36,585 $52,328 $65,309 $76,026
Annual taxes $5,056 $10,845 $13,412 $17,243 $8,590 $10,365 $11,769 $12,658 $8,332 $11,918 $14,874 $17,315
Required annual income before taxes $27,257 $58,463 $72,302 $92,954 $46,309 $55,877 $63,447 $68,237 $44,917 $64,246 $80,183 $93,341

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,095
Business & Financial Operations $64,196
Computer & Mathematical $67,102
Architecture & Engineering $83,665
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,610
Community & Social Service $41,474
Legal $59,623
Education, Training, & Library $44,523
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,745
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,178
Healthcare Support $25,413
Protective Service $38,242
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,226
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,627
Personal Care & Service $23,714
Sales & Related $27,295
Office & Administrative Support $34,436
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,914
Construction & Extraction $40,134
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,830
Production $43,930
Transportation & Material Moving $31,428