Living Wage Calculation for Missoula, MT

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 $11.93 $25.21 $30.94 $40.08 $19.29 $23.54 $26.30 $30.22 $27.04 $9.41 $13.86 $16.92 $20.55
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 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30

*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 $7,202 $12,973 $18,744 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,202 $12,973 $18,744
Medical $2,349 $7,728 $7,384 $7,466 $5,727 $7,384 $7,466 $7,186 $5,727 $7,384 $7,466 $7,186
Housing $7,944 $11,100 $11,100 $16,152 $8,820 $11,100 $11,100 $16,152 $7,944 $11,100 $11,100 $16,152
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 $21,048 $43,910 $53,773 $69,561 $33,712 $41,024 $45,777 $52,586 $32,836 $48,226 $58,750 $71,330
Annual taxes $3,775 $8,536 $10,592 $13,808 $6,417 $7,934 $8,925 $10,269 $6,295 $9,435 $11,630 $14,177
Required annual income before taxes $24,822 $52,446 $64,364 $83,369 $40,129 $48,958 $54,702 $62,855 $56,249 $39,131 $57,661 $70,379 $85,507

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,598
Business & Financial Operations $55,746
Computer & Mathematical $50,428
Architecture & Engineering $61,630
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,444
Community & Social Service $35,943
Legal $59,069
Education, Training, & Library $38,124
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,017
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,198
Healthcare Support $26,839
Protective Service $52,012
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,749
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,237
Personal Care & Service $21,984
Sales & Related $24,802
Office & Administrative Support $30,800
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,838
Construction & Extraction $46,745
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,754
Production $31,551
Transportation & Material Moving $31,077