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 (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 $10.37 $22.28 $28.68 $37.84 $17.29 $20.95 $23.55 $27.33 $24.90 $8.65 $12.45 $15.71 $19.57
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 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05

*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 $6,858 $13,666 $20,474 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,858 $13,666 $20,474
Medical $1,932 $6,009 $5,810 $5,778 $4,787 $5,810 $5,778 $5,893 $4,787 $5,810 $5,778 $5,893
Housing $6,828 $9,252 $9,252 $13,632 $7,380 $9,252 $9,252 $13,632 $7,380 $9,252 $9,252 $13,632
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 $18,476 $39,135 $50,236 $66,176 $30,484 $36,824 $41,334 $47,943 $30,484 $43,682 $55,001 $68,417
Annual taxes $3,095 $7,211 $9,419 $12,532 $5,485 $6,751 $7,648 $8,905 $5,485 $8,115 $10,366 $12,977
Required annual income before taxes $21,570 $46,346 $59,655 $78,708 $35,969 $43,575 $48,983 $56,848 $51,797 $35,969 $51,797 $65,367 $81,394

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,460
Business & Financial Operations $52,550
Computer & Mathematical $56,280
Architecture & Engineering $64,110
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,410
Community & Social Service $34,860
Legal $54,460
Education, Training, & Library $38,670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,820
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,560
Healthcare Support $25,790
Protective Service $36,370
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,300
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,040
Personal Care & Service $21,790
Sales & Related $24,180
Office & Administrative Support $29,730
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,440
Construction & Extraction $44,710
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,230
Production $32,740
Transportation & Material Moving $33,590