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 $11.09 $24.01 $29.67 $38.99 $18.50 $21.46 $24.47 $27.56 $16.76 $8.94 $12.95 $16.41 $19.90
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 $3,564 $5,245 $7,893 $10,476 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773 $6,533 $8,124 $10,487 $12,773
Child Care $0 $8,105 $15,218 $22,332 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,105 $15,218 $22,332
Medical $2,201 $6,950 $6,669 $6,726 $5,775 $6,669 $6,726 $6,396 $5,775 $6,669 $6,726 $6,396
Housing $7,812 $11,016 $11,016 $15,192 $8,952 $11,016 $11,016 $15,192 $7,812 $11,016 $11,016 $15,192
Transportation $3,860 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013 $7,975 $8,373 $10,051 $10,013
Other $2,803 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932 $4,533 $4,999 $6,395 $5,932
Required annual income after taxes $20,239 $43,824 $54,168 $71,172 $33,769 $39,181 $44,675 $50,305 $32,629 $47,286 $59,893 $72,637
Annual taxes $2,823 $6,113 $7,556 $9,928 $4,711 $5,466 $6,232 $7,018 $4,552 $6,596 $8,355 $10,133
Required annual income before taxes $23,063 $49,937 $61,724 $81,100 $38,479 $44,647 $50,908 $57,323 $52,293 $37,180 $53,882 $68,248 $82,770

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,332
Business & Financial Operations $64,667
Computer & Mathematical $60,680
Architecture & Engineering $78,607
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,122
Community & Social Service $45,828
Legal $65,559
Education, Training, & Library $55,719
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,260
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,296
Healthcare Support $31,632
Protective Service $38,243
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,478
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,111
Personal Care & Service $24,457
Sales & Related $26,978
Office & Administrative Support $35,701
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $45,141
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,222
Production $43,481
Transportation & Material Moving $41,359