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 $15.60 $31.99 $39.73 $52.15 $25.11 $31.10 $36.85 $39.82 $12.21 $17.74 $22.81 $26.49
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 $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 $3,423 $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 $7,327 $14,654 $21,981 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,327 $14,654 $21,981
Medical $2,594 $9,230 $9,017 $9,327 $6,202 $9,017 $9,327 $9,116 $6,202 $9,017 $9,327 $9,116
Housing $6,795 $10,306 $10,306 $13,912 $7,943 $10,306 $10,306 $13,912 $6,795 $10,306 $10,306 $13,912
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 $26,073 $53,456 $66,395 $87,150 $41,970 $51,973 $61,581 $66,550 $40,822 $59,300 $76,235 $88,531
Annual taxes $6,376 $13,073 $16,237 $21,313 $10,264 $12,710 $15,060 $16,275 $9,983 $14,502 $18,644 $21,651
Required annual income before taxes $32,449 $66,529 $82,632 $108,462 $52,234 $64,684 $76,640 $82,825 $50,805 $73,802 $94,878 $110,181

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,387
Business & Financial Operations $68,951
Computer & Mathematical $70,481
Architecture & Engineering $86,360
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,307
Community & Social Service $44,298
Legal $66,929
Education, Training, & Library $47,348
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,339
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,290
Healthcare Support $27,553
Protective Service $43,196
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,646
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,901
Personal Care & Service $25,680
Sales & Related $31,265
Office & Administrative Support $37,354
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,442
Construction & Extraction $43,410
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,863
Production $47,187
Transportation & Material Moving $33,587