Living Wage Calculation for Cheyenne, 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 $10.80 $23.53 $29.20 $38.44 $17.78 $20.98 $23.99 $27.01 $16.44 $8.79 $12.71 $16.17 $19.62
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $7,284 $10,140 $10,140 $14,184 $7,632 $10,140 $10,140 $14,184 $7,284 $10,140 $10,140 $14,184
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 $19,711 $42,948 $53,292 $70,164 $32,449 $38,305 $43,799 $49,297 $32,101 $46,410 $59,017 $71,629
Annual taxes $2,750 $5,991 $7,434 $9,788 $4,527 $5,344 $6,110 $6,877 $4,478 $6,474 $8,233 $9,992
Required annual income before taxes $22,461 $48,939 $60,726 $79,952 $36,975 $43,649 $49,909 $56,174 $51,295 $36,579 $52,884 $67,250 $81,622

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,745
Business & Financial Operations $58,446
Computer & Mathematical $61,449
Architecture & Engineering $65,098
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,255
Community & Social Service $50,389
Legal $68,429
Education, Training, & Library $49,446
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,024
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,123
Healthcare Support $31,375
Protective Service $48,370
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,551
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,508
Personal Care & Service $21,884
Sales & Related $26,127
Office & Administrative Support $33,425
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,120
Construction & Extraction $43,788
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,862
Production $37,720
Transportation & Material Moving $36,388