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 $11.48 $24.56 $29.78 $39.12 $18.85 $22.41 $25.61 $29.14 $17.27 $9.25 $13.29 $16.55 $19.99
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 $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 $3,564 $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 $7,157 $12,893 $18,629 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,157 $12,893 $18,629
Medical $2,377 $7,587 $7,306 $7,364 $5,593 $7,306 $7,364 $7,034 $5,593 $7,306 $7,364 $7,034
Housing $7,668 $10,260 $10,260 $14,940 $8,292 $10,260 $10,260 $14,940 $7,668 $10,260 $10,260 $14,940
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 $20,272 $42,757 $51,724 $67,855 $32,927 $39,063 $44,557 $50,691 $32,303 $46,220 $57,450 $69,320
Annual taxes $3,615 $8,335 $10,213 $13,517 $6,274 $7,556 $8,705 $9,913 $6,187 $9,058 $11,411 $13,822
Required annual income before taxes $23,887 $51,092 $61,937 $81,372 $39,201 $46,618 $53,262 $60,604 $53,874 $38,490 $55,277 $68,861 $83,142

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,329
Business & Financial Operations $53,895
Computer & Mathematical $55,412
Architecture & Engineering $58,907
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,412
Community & Social Service $34,635
Legal $56,908
Education, Training, & Library $36,490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,682
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,326
Healthcare Support $25,902
Protective Service $43,747
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,295
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,006
Personal Care & Service $21,648
Sales & Related $25,195
Office & Administrative Support $29,684
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,170
Construction & Extraction $44,731
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,695
Production $30,904
Transportation & Material Moving $28,444