Living Wage Calculation for Pueblo County, Colorado

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.90 $22.85 $27.68 $34.96 $16.95 $20.78 $23.33 $26.78 $25.42 $8.47 $12.71 $15.19 $18.12
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23 $8.23

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,594 $5,289 $7,939 $10,543 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862
Child Care $0 $8,210 $12,465 $16,720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,210 $12,465 $16,720
Medical $2,152 $6,231 $6,032 $6,000 $4,806 $6,032 $6,000 $6,115 $4,806 $6,032 $6,000 $6,115
Housing $5,544 $8,796 $8,796 $12,588 $6,720 $8,796 $8,796 $12,588 $6,720 $8,796 $8,796 $12,588
Transportation $3,885 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331
Other $2,237 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225
Required annual income after taxes $17,412 $40,253 $48,801 $61,600 $29,843 $36,590 $41,101 $47,121 $29,843 $44,800 $53,565 $63,841
Annual taxes $3,190 $7,273 $8,779 $11,125 $5,404 $6,628 $7,423 $8,574 $5,404 $8,074 $9,619 $11,520
Required annual income before taxes $20,602 $47,527 $57,580 $72,725 $35,247 $43,218 $48,523 $55,695 $52,874 $35,247 $52,874 $63,184 $75,361

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,380
Business & Financial Operations $68,370
Computer & Mathematical $88,340
Architecture & Engineering $81,280
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,490
Community & Social Service $44,860
Legal $74,520
Education, Training, & Library $44,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,050
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,510
Healthcare Support $30,240
Protective Service $40,220
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,570
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,420
Personal Care & Service $22,480
Sales & Related $29,060
Office & Administrative Support $35,360
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,120
Construction & Extraction $41,570
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,650
Production $33,670
Transportation & Material Moving $32,660