Living Wage Calculation for Provo-Orem, UT

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 $10.77 $21.98 $28.24 $36.66 $17.72 $21.91 $24.59 $27.95 $12.62 $8.49 $12.62 $15.53 $18.78
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $5,836 $11,329 $16,822 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $11,329 $16,822
Medical $2,084 $6,072 $5,786 $5,946 $4,762 $5,786 $5,946 $5,804 $4,762 $5,786 $5,946 $5,804
Housing $6,660 $9,456 $9,456 $13,776 $8,016 $9,456 $9,456 $13,776 $6,660 $9,456 $9,456 $13,776
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 $18,871 $38,473 $49,436 $64,186 $31,026 $38,344 $43,051 $48,934 $29,670 $44,180 $54,380 $65,756
Annual taxes $3,537 $7,243 $9,297 $12,062 $5,823 $7,218 $8,100 $9,204 $5,636 $8,312 $10,224 $12,356
Required annual income before taxes $22,408 $45,716 $58,734 $76,248 $36,848 $45,563 $51,152 $58,138 $52,493 $35,306 $52,493 $64,604 $78,113

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,670
Business & Financial Operations $53,230
Computer & Mathematical $66,300
Architecture & Engineering $69,410
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,280
Community & Social Service $34,990
Legal $68,770
Education, Training, & Library $45,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,330
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,970
Healthcare Support $24,540
Protective Service $29,670
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,810
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,800
Personal Care & Service $20,320
Sales & Related $24,120
Office & Administrative Support $27,550
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,190
Construction & Extraction $36,660
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,780
Production $29,680
Transportation & Material Moving $27,480