Living Wage Calculation for Pueblo, CO

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 $24.76 $29.28 $36.54 $18.28 $22.01 $24.72 $27.97 $26.36 $9.13 $13.61 $16.06 $18.77
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 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20 $10.20

*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 $9,133 $12,967 $16,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,133 $12,967 $16,800
Medical $2,367 $6,958 $6,615 $6,697 $5,771 $6,615 $6,697 $6,416 $5,771 $6,615 $6,697 $6,416
Housing $6,900 $9,240 $9,240 $13,080 $6,948 $9,240 $9,240 $13,080 $6,900 $9,240 $9,240 $13,080
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 $20,022 $43,212 $51,137 $63,775 $31,884 $38,395 $43,147 $48,745 $31,836 $47,528 $56,114 $65,545
Annual taxes $3,865 $8,286 $9,759 $12,223 $6,146 $7,391 $8,274 $9,430 $6,139 $9,088 $10,683 $12,551
Required annual income before taxes $23,887 $51,498 $60,896 $75,998 $38,030 $45,786 $51,422 $58,175 $54,825 $37,975 $56,616 $66,798 $78,096

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,115
Business & Financial Operations $62,155
Computer & Mathematical $63,616
Architecture & Engineering $79,736
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,728
Community & Social Service $47,280
Legal $61,075
Education, Training, & Library $46,117
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,504
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,828
Healthcare Support $28,845
Protective Service $46,621
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,698
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,996
Personal Care & Service $21,562
Sales & Related $24,339
Office & Administrative Support $32,024
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,132
Construction & Extraction $40,357
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,986
Production $42,249
Transportation & Material Moving $35,460