Living Wage Calculation for Wasatch 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 (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 $11.30 $23.72 $28.92 $37.73 $18.44 $21.90 $25.04 $28.07 $16.72 $9.22 $12.85 $16.10 $19.28
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338
Medical $2,167 $5,943 $5,662 $5,720 $4,591 $5,662 $5,720 $5,389 $4,591 $5,662 $5,720 $5,389
Housing $7,380 $11,148 $11,148 $14,952 $8,604 $11,148 $11,148 $14,952 $8,604 $11,148 $11,148 $14,952
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 $19,774 $41,490 $50,567 $65,931 $32,237 $38,306 $43,801 $49,059 $32,237 $44,952 $56,293 $67,397
Annual taxes $3,739 $7,854 $9,580 $12,539 $6,119 $7,245 $8,289 $9,323 $6,119 $8,511 $10,668 $12,816
Required annual income before taxes $23,513 $49,344 $60,147 $78,470 $38,356 $45,551 $52,089 $58,382 $52,160 $38,356 $53,463 $66,961 $80,213

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,416
Business & Financial Operations $60,075
Computer & Mathematical $75,204
Architecture & Engineering $72,611
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,956
Community & Social Service $38,222
Legal $62,238
Education, Training, & Library $44,178
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,129
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,701
Healthcare Support $28,126
Protective Service $37,156
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,336
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,155
Personal Care & Service $22,919
Sales & Related $27,357
Office & Administrative Support $31,652
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,876
Construction & Extraction $40,918
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,080
Production $33,169
Transportation & Material Moving $32,810