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 $10.38 $21.02 $27.04 $34.90 $16.16 $19.38 $21.96 $24.03 $8.08 $11.63 $14.87 $17.85
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 $7,261 $14,523 $21,784 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,261 $14,523 $21,784
Medical $2,066 $5,641 $5,429 $5,493 $4,432 $5,429 $5,493 $5,460 $4,432 $5,429 $5,493 $5,460
Housing $7,356 $9,624 $9,624 $11,988 $7,752 $9,624 $9,624 $11,988 $7,752 $9,624 $9,624 $11,988
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 $19,367 $39,198 $50,430 $65,093 $30,149 $36,139 $40,964 $44,811 $30,149 $43,400 $55,487 $66,595
Annual taxes $2,231 $4,516 $5,810 $7,499 $3,473 $4,163 $4,719 $5,162 $3,473 $5,000 $6,392 $7,672
Required annual income before taxes $21,598 $43,714 $56,240 $72,591 $33,622 $40,302 $45,683 $49,973 $33,622 $48,400 $61,879 $74,267

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,260
Business & Financial Operations $57,980
Computer & Mathematical $56,850
Architecture & Engineering $66,710
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,540
Community & Social Service $43,200
Legal $57,420
Education, Training, & Library $45,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,850
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,020
Healthcare Support $28,480
Protective Service $40,270
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,920
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,110
Personal Care & Service $22,480
Sales & Related $25,790
Office & Administrative Support $31,650
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,240
Construction & Extraction $46,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,140
Production $45,880
Transportation & Material Moving $39,290