Living Wage Calculation for Salt Lake County, Utah

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 $10.71 $21.28 $25.19 $32.21 $17.13 $20.63 $23.33 $26.67 $8.56 $11.82 $14.01 $16.53
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $5,369 $8,386 $11,403 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,369 $8,386 $11,403
Medical $2,097 $5,433 $5,221 $5,285 $4,123 $5,221 $5,285 $5,252 $4,123 $5,221 $5,285 $5,252
Housing $7,068 $10,512 $10,512 $14,988 $8,484 $10,512 $10,512 $14,988 $8,484 $10,512 $10,512 $14,988
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 $19,110 $37,987 $44,974 $57,505 $30,572 $36,820 $41,644 $47,603 $30,572 $42,189 $50,031 $59,007
Annual taxes $3,157 $6,275 $7,430 $9,500 $5,051 $6,083 $6,880 $7,864 $5,051 $6,970 $8,265 $9,748
Required annual income before taxes $22,267 $44,262 $52,404 $67,004 $35,623 $42,902 $48,524 $55,468 $35,623 $49,158 $58,296 $68,755

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,180
Business & Financial Operations $57,640
Computer & Mathematical $70,260
Architecture & Engineering $69,390
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,570
Community & Social Service $36,640
Legal $66,940
Education, Training, & Library $42,990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,560
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,970
Healthcare Support $25,650
Protective Service $36,190
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,950
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,640
Personal Care & Service $21,170
Sales & Related $25,470
Office & Administrative Support $29,670
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,420
Construction & Extraction $37,600
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,800
Production $31,460
Transportation & Material Moving $31,280