Living Wage Calculation for Greeley, CO

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 $10.55 $23.89 $29.48 $37.33 $17.72 $22.38 $25.06 $28.52 $13.57 $8.48 $13.57 $16.15 $19.11
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 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31

*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 $8,352 $12,707 $17,062 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,352 $12,707 $17,062
Medical $2,119 $6,644 $6,358 $6,518 $5,200 $6,358 $6,518 $6,376 $5,200 $6,358 $6,518 $6,376
Housing $6,192 $9,744 $9,744 $14,196 $7,584 $9,744 $9,744 $14,196 $6,192 $9,744 $9,744 $14,196
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 $18,439 $41,850 $51,675 $65,418 $31,032 $39,205 $43,911 $49,927 $29,640 $47,557 $56,618 $66,989
Annual taxes $3,495 $7,841 $9,646 $12,233 $5,825 $7,355 $8,220 $9,387 $5,634 $8,890 $10,554 $12,522
Required annual income before taxes $21,934 $49,691 $61,321 $77,651 $36,857 $46,560 $52,131 $59,314 $56,446 $35,273 $56,446 $67,173 $79,510

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,490
Business & Financial Operations $60,250
Computer & Mathematical $66,650
Architecture & Engineering $79,090
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,410
Community & Social Service $46,320
Legal $56,230
Education, Training, & Library $40,510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,210
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,180
Healthcare Support $28,870
Protective Service $45,300
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,170
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,480
Personal Care & Service $22,710
Sales & Related $31,070
Office & Administrative Support $31,440
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,740
Construction & Extraction $40,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,330
Production $36,070
Transportation & Material Moving $38,650