Living Wage Calculation for Gallatin County, Montana

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 $10.07 $20.66 $26.57 $35.37 $16.09 $19.19 $21.82 $24.95 $8.04 $11.48 $14.66 $18.10
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 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90 $7.90

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 $3,607 $5,319 $8,002 $10,607 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932 $6,612 $8,234 $10,627 $12,932
Child Care $0 $6,903 $13,756 $20,608 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,903 $13,756 $20,608
Medical $1,885 $5,316 $5,105 $5,169 $4,360 $5,105 $5,169 $5,136 $4,360 $5,105 $5,169 $5,136
Housing $6,612 $8,964 $8,964 $13,212 $7,152 $8,964 $8,964 $13,212 $7,152 $8,964 $8,964 $13,212
Transportation $4,054 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525 $7,382 $8,509 $9,970 $9,525
Other $2,284 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905 $3,971 $4,344 $5,250 $4,905
Required annual income after taxes $18,442 $37,856 $48,679 $64,816 $29,478 $35,155 $39,980 $45,711 $29,478 $42,058 $53,735 $66,319
Annual taxes $2,493 $5,118 $6,581 $8,763 $3,985 $4,753 $5,405 $6,180 $3,985 $5,686 $7,265 $8,966
Required annual income before taxes $20,935 $42,974 $55,261 $73,580 $33,463 $39,908 $45,385 $51,891 $33,463 $47,745 $61,001 $75,285

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,760
Business & Financial Operations $51,270
Computer & Mathematical $54,970
Architecture & Engineering $62,850
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,080
Community & Social Service $34,540
Legal $51,880
Education, Training, & Library $39,110
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,620
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,160
Healthcare Support $25,690
Protective Service $35,270
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,940
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,460
Personal Care & Service $21,840
Sales & Related $23,630
Office & Administrative Support $28,950
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,370
Construction & Extraction $42,420
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,050
Production $32,280
Transportation & Material Moving $32,520