Living Wage Calculation for Billings, MT

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 $11.51 $25.29 $31.02 $39.83 $19.12 $23.61 $26.37 $29.97 $27.12 $9.19 $13.90 $16.95 $20.43
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $7,202 $12,973 $18,744 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,202 $12,973 $18,744
Medical $2,349 $7,728 $7,384 $7,466 $5,727 $7,384 $7,466 $7,186 $5,727 $7,384 $7,466 $7,186
Housing $7,164 $11,232 $11,232 $15,696 $8,496 $11,232 $11,232 $15,696 $7,164 $11,232 $11,232 $15,696
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,268 $44,042 $53,905 $69,105 $33,388 $41,156 $45,909 $52,130 $32,056 $48,358 $58,882 $70,874
Annual taxes $3,666 $8,554 $10,610 $13,744 $6,372 $7,952 $8,943 $10,205 $6,186 $9,454 $11,648 $14,113
Required annual income before taxes $23,934 $52,596 $64,515 $82,849 $39,760 $49,108 $54,852 $62,335 $56,400 $38,242 $57,812 $70,530 $84,988

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,138
Business & Financial Operations $60,108
Computer & Mathematical $59,552
Architecture & Engineering $73,029
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,625
Community & Social Service $38,618
Legal $60,807
Education, Training, & Library $44,482
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,507
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,702
Healthcare Support $29,380
Protective Service $41,169
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,912
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,146
Personal Care & Service $23,938
Sales & Related $27,703
Office & Administrative Support $33,557
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,246
Construction & Extraction $48,442
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,599
Production $39,287
Transportation & Material Moving $37,476