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 $10.09 $21.06 $26.25 $33.28 $16.44 $21.25 $23.83 $26.82 $12.09 $8.04 $12.09 $14.48 $17.07
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 $6,252 $9,288 $9,288 $13,200 $6,936 $9,288 $9,288 $13,200 $6,252 $9,288 $9,288 $13,200
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 $18,450 $38,512 $48,000 $60,866 $30,072 $38,863 $43,569 $49,045 $29,388 $44,219 $52,943 $62,437
Annual taxes $2,535 $5,292 $6,595 $8,363 $4,132 $5,340 $5,987 $6,739 $4,038 $6,076 $7,275 $8,579
Required annual income before taxes $20,985 $43,804 $54,595 $69,229 $34,204 $44,203 $49,556 $55,784 $50,295 $33,426 $50,295 $60,218 $71,016

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,710
Business & Financial Operations $56,040
Computer & Mathematical $59,220
Architecture & Engineering $61,550
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,450
Community & Social Service $47,130
Legal $64,700
Education, Training, & Library $48,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,590
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,510
Healthcare Support $29,450
Protective Service $44,910
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,980
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,480
Personal Care & Service $20,800
Sales & Related $24,450
Office & Administrative Support $32,180
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,260
Construction & Extraction $40,330
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,420
Production $36,260
Transportation & Material Moving $34,960