Living Wage Calculation for Ravalli 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 $10.83 $23.68 $28.90 $37.60 $17.87 $21.53 $24.73 $27.62 $16.68 $8.93 $12.85 $16.11 $19.23
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30

*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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $7,157 $12,893 $18,629 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,157 $12,893 $18,629
Medical $2,377 $7,587 $7,306 $7,364 $5,593 $7,306 $7,364 $7,034 $5,593 $7,306 $7,364 $7,034
Housing $6,468 $8,652 $8,652 $12,168 $6,504 $8,652 $8,652 $12,168 $6,504 $8,652 $8,652 $12,168
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $19,072 $41,149 $50,116 $65,083 $31,139 $37,455 $42,949 $47,919 $31,139 $44,612 $55,842 $66,548
Annual taxes $3,447 $8,111 $9,989 $13,131 $6,024 $7,332 $8,481 $9,526 $6,024 $8,833 $11,187 $13,435
Required annual income before taxes $22,519 $49,260 $60,105 $78,213 $37,164 $44,786 $51,430 $57,445 $52,042 $37,164 $53,445 $67,029 $79,983

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,382
Business & Financial Operations $56,068
Computer & Mathematical $60,239
Architecture & Engineering $65,949
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,127
Community & Social Service $37,228
Legal $57,595
Education, Training, & Library $38,335
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,683
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,521
Healthcare Support $27,757
Protective Service $41,103
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,387
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,723
Personal Care & Service $22,776
Sales & Related $25,502
Office & Administrative Support $31,550
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,899
Construction & Extraction $46,012
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,713
Production $34,532
Transportation & Material Moving $34,676