Living Wage Calculation for Casper, WY

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 $10.17 $21.37 $26.56 $33.72 $16.96 $21.57 $24.14 $27.25 $12.25 $8.07 $12.25 $14.63 $17.29
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

*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 $3,560 $5,390 $8,023 $10,601 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889 $6,527 $8,260 $10,608 $12,889
Child Care $0 $5,356 $9,374 $13,392 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,356 $9,374 $13,392
Medical $2,071 $6,758 $6,472 $6,632 $4,889 $6,472 $6,632 $6,490 $4,889 $6,472 $6,632 $6,490
Housing $6,396 $9,864 $9,864 $13,992 $7,884 $9,864 $9,864 $13,992 $6,396 $9,864 $9,864 $13,992
Transportation $3,768 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231 $7,155 $9,346 $10,196 $10,231
Other $2,799 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235 $4,565 $5,497 $6,845 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $18,594 $39,088 $48,576 $61,658 $31,020 $39,439 $44,145 $49,837 $29,532 $44,795 $53,519 $63,229
Annual taxes $2,555 $5,371 $6,675 $8,472 $4,262 $5,419 $6,066 $6,848 $4,058 $6,155 $7,354 $8,688
Required annual income before taxes $21,149 $44,459 $55,250 $70,130 $35,282 $44,858 $50,211 $56,685 $50,950 $33,590 $50,950 $60,873 $71,917

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,940
Business & Financial Operations $60,990
Computer & Mathematical $59,990
Architecture & Engineering $72,600
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,150
Community & Social Service $44,460
Legal $57,740
Education, Training, & Library $53,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,410
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,540
Healthcare Support $30,020
Protective Service $35,220
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,920
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,630
Personal Care & Service $23,550
Sales & Related $27,420
Office & Administrative Support $32,810
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $44,090
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,320
Production $43,550
Transportation & Material Moving $39,480