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 $11.34 $25.39 $29.41 $37.67 $18.87 $22.19 $25.32 $28.98 $17.68 $9.13 $13.68 $16.34 $19.25
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 $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 $3,564 $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 $9,076 $12,887 $16,697 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,076 $12,887 $16,697
Medical $2,395 $6,820 $6,540 $6,597 $5,638 $6,540 $6,597 $6,267 $5,638 $6,540 $6,597 $6,267
Housing $7,188 $10,764 $10,764 $15,672 $8,316 $10,764 $10,764 $15,672 $7,188 $10,764 $10,764 $15,672
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 $19,810 $44,413 $51,455 $65,888 $32,995 $38,800 $44,294 $50,656 $31,867 $47,876 $57,181 $67,353
Annual taxes $3,776 $8,408 $9,720 $12,458 $6,257 $7,357 $8,380 $9,613 $6,100 $9,051 $10,786 $12,730
Required annual income before taxes $23,586 $52,821 $61,175 $78,346 $39,253 $46,157 $52,674 $60,269 $55,148 $37,967 $56,927 $67,968 $80,083

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,332
Business & Financial Operations $63,150
Computer & Mathematical $69,598
Architecture & Engineering $79,581
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,497
Community & Social Service $45,941
Legal $60,219
Education, Training, & Library $45,408
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,384
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,744
Healthcare Support $30,596
Protective Service $51,660
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,121
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,010
Personal Care & Service $24,508
Sales & Related $34,020
Office & Administrative Support $33,579
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,662
Construction & Extraction $42,917
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,140
Production $34,450
Transportation & Material Moving $39,647