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 $11.07 $23.29 $30.49 $40.05 $18.37 $22.56 $25.29 $28.86 $13.30 $8.94 $13.30 $16.68 $20.48
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 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05

*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 $6,972 $13,920 $20,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,972 $13,920 $20,868
Medical $1,741 $5,997 $5,710 $5,871 $5,300 $5,710 $5,871 $5,728 $5,300 $5,710 $5,871 $5,728
Housing $7,752 $10,620 $10,620 $15,288 $8,664 $10,620 $10,620 $15,288 $7,752 $10,620 $10,620 $15,288
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 $19,620 $40,698 $53,116 $69,668 $32,211 $39,433 $44,140 $50,371 $31,299 $46,405 $58,060 $71,239
Annual taxes $3,407 $7,747 $10,310 $13,645 $6,000 $7,486 $8,457 $9,662 $5,875 $8,925 $11,331 $13,969
Required annual income before taxes $23,026 $48,445 $63,426 $83,313 $38,211 $46,919 $52,597 $60,033 $55,330 $37,174 $55,330 $69,390 $85,208

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,530
Business & Financial Operations $50,260
Computer & Mathematical $47,990
Architecture & Engineering $59,340
Life, Physical, & Social Science $44,080
Community & Social Service $32,560
Legal $54,650
Education, Training, & Library $35,580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,860
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,490
Healthcare Support $24,000
Protective Service $34,950
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,170
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,650
Personal Care & Service $20,780
Sales & Related $24,210
Office & Administrative Support $27,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,520
Construction & Extraction $41,420
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,410
Production $29,590
Transportation & Material Moving $27,670