Self-Sufficiency Employment Estimator
This estimator calculates the income required by an individual or family to meet its basic needs for a given family size and geographic location. These basic needs include housing, food, health care, transportation, childcare and taxes. The estimated income does not include public or private assistance.
Based on this amount the calculator will show the occupations that meet or exceed the income needed. It also shows the education requirements, on-the-job experience and job outlook for those occupations.
The calculator can help you:
- Set educational and occupational goals
- Identify a better paying job
- Decide if a job you are considering will pay enough to meet your family's needs