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 $11.66 $23.28 $28.99 $37.80 $18.61 $21.93 $24.65 $28.26 $25.12 $8.99 $12.88 $15.92 $19.41
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 $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 $3,573 $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 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451
Medical $2,138 $6,078 $5,734 $5,816 $4,721 $5,734 $5,816 $5,536 $4,721 $5,734 $5,816 $5,536
Housing $7,500 $10,032 $10,032 $14,592 $8,640 $10,032 $10,032 $14,592 $7,500 $10,032 $10,032 $14,592
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 $20,393 $40,677 $50,651 $66,058 $32,526 $38,306 $43,059 $49,376 $31,386 $44,993 $55,628 $67,827
Annual taxes $3,857 $7,755 $9,645 $12,571 $6,176 $7,306 $8,206 $9,410 $6,017 $8,573 $10,588 $12,906
Required annual income before taxes $24,250 $48,432 $60,295 $78,629 $38,702 $45,612 $51,265 $58,786 $52,255 $37,403 $53,566 $66,216 $80,734

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,960
Business & Financial Operations $54,933
Computer & Mathematical $77,596
Architecture & Engineering $66,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,682
Community & Social Service $31,654
Legal $74,448
Education, Training, & Library $45,809
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,274
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,458
Healthcare Support $26,407
Protective Service $34,205
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,646
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,107
Personal Care & Service $22,611
Sales & Related $26,099
Office & Administrative Support $30,306
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,062
Construction & Extraction $43,494
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,052
Production $31,890
Transportation & Material Moving $29,246