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 $9.92 $20.90 $25.72 $33.04 $16.35 $19.46 $21.63 $25.38 $8.03 $11.57 $14.01 $17.24
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 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80 $7.80

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 $6,749 $11,709 $16,668 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,749 $11,709 $16,668
Medical $1,928 $5,714 $5,542 $5,403 $4,663 $5,542 $5,403 $5,628 $4,663 $5,542 $5,403 $5,628
Housing $6,612 $8,964 $8,964 $13,212 $7,152 $8,964 $8,964 $13,212 $6,612 $8,964 $8,964 $13,212
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 $18,171 $38,296 $47,134 $60,541 $29,950 $35,662 $39,632 $46,510 $29,410 $42,411 $51,340 $63,178
Annual taxes $2,457 $5,178 $6,373 $8,185 $4,049 $4,821 $5,358 $6,288 $3,976 $5,734 $6,941 $8,542
Required annual income before taxes $20,628 $43,473 $53,507 $68,726 $33,999 $40,483 $44,990 $52,798 $33,386 $48,145 $58,282 $71,720

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,700
Business & Financial Operations $50,700
Computer & Mathematical $53,280
Architecture & Engineering $61,080
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,250
Community & Social Service $33,570
Legal $48,680
Education, Training, & Library $38,240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $28,510
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,020
Healthcare Support $25,390
Protective Service $35,590
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,780
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,050
Personal Care & Service $21,550
Sales & Related $23,370
Office & Administrative Support $28,300
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,720
Construction & Extraction $41,500
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,390
Production $30,970
Transportation & Material Moving $31,760