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 $11.24 $22.99 $28.19 $37.36 $18.31 $21.17 $24.31 $27.71 $16.23 $8.85 $12.49 $15.73 $19.10
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 $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 $3,564 $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 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,646 $12,492 $18,338
Medical $2,167 $5,943 $5,662 $5,720 $4,591 $5,662 $5,720 $5,389 $4,591 $5,662 $5,720 $5,389
Housing $7,260 $9,816 $9,816 $14,292 $8,364 $9,816 $9,816 $14,292 $7,260 $9,816 $9,816 $14,292
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 $19,654 $40,158 $49,235 $65,271 $31,997 $36,974 $42,469 $48,399 $30,893 $43,620 $54,961 $66,737
Annual taxes $3,723 $7,668 $9,394 $12,447 $6,086 $7,059 $8,103 $9,231 $5,932 $8,325 $10,482 $12,724
Required annual income before taxes $23,376 $47,826 $58,629 $77,718 $38,083 $44,033 $50,572 $57,630 $50,642 $36,825 $51,945 $65,443 $79,461

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,729
Business & Financial Operations $55,422
Computer & Mathematical $72,744
Architecture & Engineering $65,323
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,970
Community & Social Service $33,466
Legal $63,745
Education, Training, & Library $50,102
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,930
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,173
Healthcare Support $26,896
Protective Service $33,497
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,906
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,464
Personal Care & Service $21,433
Sales & Related $26,322
Office & Administrative Support $29,356
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,584
Construction & Extraction $42,240
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,308
Production $30,268
Transportation & Material Moving $28,177