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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.56 $22.16 $26.69 $33.41 $16.39 $19.86 $22.08 $25.54 $7.88 $12.23 $14.52 $17.44
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78 $7.78

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $8,232 $12,476 $16,719 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,232 $12,476 $16,719
Medical $2,245 $6,264 $6,092 $5,953 $4,849 $6,092 $5,953 $6,178 $4,849 $6,092 $5,953 $6,178
Housing $5,244 $8,316 $8,316 $11,892 $6,360 $8,316 $8,316 $11,892 $5,244 $8,316 $8,316 $11,892
Transportation $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $17,120 $39,681 $47,804 $59,823 $29,344 $35,564 $39,534 $45,740 $28,228 $43,796 $52,009 $62,460
Annual taxes $2,765 $6,408 $7,720 $9,661 $4,739 $5,744 $6,385 $7,387 $4,559 $7,073 $8,400 $10,087
Required annual income before taxes $19,885 $46,089 $55,524 $69,484 $34,083 $41,308 $45,919 $53,127 $32,787 $50,869 $60,409 $72,547

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,490
Business & Financial Operations $65,460
Computer & Mathematical $82,000
Architecture & Engineering $78,790
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,350
Community & Social Service $41,930
Legal $75,910
Education, Training, & Library $43,960
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,600
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,800
Healthcare Support $29,150
Protective Service $39,550
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,090
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,470
Personal Care & Service $21,780
Sales & Related $28,000
Office & Administrative Support $33,800
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,820
Construction & Extraction $40,060
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,780
Production $32,840
Transportation & Material Moving $31,430