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 $11.39 $23.87 $30.04 $38.80 $18.46 $21.77 $24.37 $27.46 $25.47 $9.02 $13.12 $16.38 $19.88
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 $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 $3,573 $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 $8,155 $15,313 $22,470 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,155 $15,313 $22,470
Medical $2,172 $7,088 $6,744 $6,827 $5,909 $6,744 $6,827 $6,546 $5,909 $6,744 $6,827 $6,546
Housing $7,872 $10,452 $10,452 $14,328 $8,616 $10,452 $10,452 $14,328 $7,872 $10,452 $10,452 $14,328
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 $20,799 $43,576 $54,825 $70,823 $33,690 $39,736 $44,489 $50,122 $32,946 $47,891 $59,802 $72,592
Annual taxes $2,901 $6,079 $7,648 $9,880 $4,700 $5,543 $6,206 $6,992 $4,596 $6,681 $8,342 $10,127
Required annual income before taxes $23,700 $49,654 $62,473 $80,703 $38,390 $45,279 $50,695 $57,115 $52,973 $37,542 $54,572 $68,144 $82,719

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,837
Business & Financial Operations $64,943
Computer & Mathematical $62,597
Architecture & Engineering $76,722
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,087
Community & Social Service $49,039
Legal $64,953
Education, Training, & Library $53,730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,923
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,875
Healthcare Support $30,903
Protective Service $38,515
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,768
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,164
Personal Care & Service $25,409
Sales & Related $28,506
Office & Administrative Support $36,622
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $47,023
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,494
Production $45,942
Transportation & Material Moving $43,556