Living Wage Calculation for Sheridan County, Wyoming

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 $10.48 $20.71 $25.19 $31.24 $17.15 $20.33 $22.78 $25.30 $8.58 $11.59 $13.89 $16.23
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 $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 $3,594 $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 $5,256 $9,211 $13,166 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,256 $9,211 $13,166
Medical $2,047 $6,005 $5,806 $5,774 $5,318 $5,806 $5,774 $5,889 $5,318 $5,806 $5,774 $5,889
Housing $7,536 $9,852 $9,852 $12,276 $7,944 $9,852 $9,852 $12,276 $7,944 $9,852 $9,852 $12,276
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 $19,299 $38,130 $46,377 $57,507 $31,579 $37,420 $41,930 $46,583 $31,579 $42,676 $51,141 $59,748
Annual taxes $2,507 $4,953 $6,024 $7,470 $4,102 $4,861 $5,447 $6,051 $4,102 $5,544 $6,643 $7,761
Required annual income before taxes $21,806 $43,083 $52,401 $64,978 $35,681 $42,281 $47,377 $52,634 $35,681 $48,220 $57,785 $67,510

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,680
Business & Financial Operations $58,430
Computer & Mathematical $58,270
Architecture & Engineering $68,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,920
Community & Social Service $44,660
Legal $58,320
Education, Training, & Library $45,720
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,930
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,520
Healthcare Support $28,420
Protective Service $40,290
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,800
Personal Care & Service $22,780
Sales & Related $26,020
Office & Administrative Support $32,170
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,820
Construction & Extraction $46,530
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,430
Production $48,450
Transportation & Material Moving $40,010