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 $11.02 $23.69 $29.28 $36.89 $17.46 $22.19 $24.87 $28.08 $13.47 $8.72 $13.47 $16.05 $18.89
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 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31 $8.31

*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 $8,352 $12,707 $17,062 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,352 $12,707 $17,062
Medical $2,119 $6,644 $6,358 $6,518 $5,200 $6,358 $6,518 $6,376 $5,200 $6,358 $6,518 $6,376
Housing $7,056 $9,384 $9,384 $13,392 $7,104 $9,384 $9,384 $13,392 $7,056 $9,384 $9,384 $13,392
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 $19,303 $41,490 $51,315 $64,614 $30,552 $38,845 $43,551 $49,123 $30,504 $47,197 $56,258 $66,185
Annual taxes $3,614 $7,792 $9,597 $12,123 $5,759 $7,306 $8,170 $9,277 $5,753 $8,840 $10,505 $12,411
Required annual income before taxes $22,916 $49,281 $60,911 $76,737 $36,311 $46,151 $51,722 $58,400 $56,037 $36,256 $56,037 $66,763 $78,596

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,040
Business & Financial Operations $59,760
Computer & Mathematical $63,970
Architecture & Engineering $76,140
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,780
Community & Social Service $45,570
Legal $61,930
Education, Training, & Library $43,190
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,510
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,770
Healthcare Support $27,520
Protective Service $43,210
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,880
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,010
Personal Care & Service $19,070
Sales & Related $22,290
Office & Administrative Support $30,530
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $37,420
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,450
Production $39,010
Transportation & Material Moving $33,190