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 $11.81 $25.86 $30.37 $38.33 $19.37 $23.11 $25.82 $29.76 $27.46 $9.29 $14.16 $16.61 $19.67
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 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20

*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 $9,133 $12,967 $16,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,133 $12,967 $16,800
Medical $2,367 $6,958 $6,615 $6,697 $5,771 $6,615 $6,697 $6,416 $5,771 $6,615 $6,697 $6,416
Housing $7,500 $11,244 $11,244 $16,356 $8,928 $11,244 $11,244 $16,356 $7,500 $11,244 $11,244 $16,356
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 $20,622 $45,216 $53,141 $67,051 $33,864 $40,399 $45,151 $52,021 $32,436 $49,532 $58,118 $68,821
Annual taxes $3,948 $8,566 $10,038 $12,680 $6,422 $7,671 $8,554 $9,887 $6,223 $9,368 $10,963 $13,008
Required annual income before taxes $24,571 $53,782 $63,179 $79,731 $40,286 $48,069 $53,705 $61,908 $57,109 $38,659 $58,899 $69,081 $81,829

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,207
Business & Financial Operations $65,066
Computer & Mathematical $69,541
Architecture & Engineering $78,748
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,972
Community & Social Service $47,146
Legal $65,776
Education, Training, & Library $46,735
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,390
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,677
Healthcare Support $32,116
Protective Service $53,123
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,202
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,584
Personal Care & Service $25,872
Sales & Related $34,719
Office & Administrative Support $34,441
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,160
Construction & Extraction $44,101
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,730
Production $35,624
Transportation & Material Moving $39,780