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 $11.34 $24.77 $28.79 $36.63 $18.28 $21.57 $24.70 $27.94 $17.26 $9.13 $13.37 $16.03 $18.73
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 $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 $3,564 $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 $9,076 $12,887 $16,697 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,076 $12,887 $16,697
Medical $2,395 $6,820 $6,540 $6,597 $5,638 $6,540 $6,597 $6,267 $5,638 $6,540 $6,597 $6,267
Housing $7,188 $9,624 $9,624 $13,788 $7,236 $9,624 $9,624 $13,788 $7,188 $9,624 $9,624 $13,788
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 $19,810 $43,273 $50,315 $64,004 $31,915 $37,660 $43,154 $48,772 $31,867 $46,736 $56,041 $65,469
Annual taxes $3,776 $8,249 $9,561 $12,195 $6,107 $7,198 $8,221 $9,350 $6,100 $8,892 $10,627 $12,467
Required annual income before taxes $23,586 $51,522 $59,876 $76,199 $38,022 $44,858 $51,375 $58,122 $53,849 $37,967 $55,628 $66,668 $77,936

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,524
Business & Financial Operations $61,254
Computer & Mathematical $65,754
Architecture & Engineering $78,167
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,722
Community & Social Service $46,822
Legal $61,900
Education, Training, & Library $44,567
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,269
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,139
Healthcare Support $29,028
Protective Service $46,976
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,639
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,036
Personal Care & Service $20,162
Sales & Related $23,903
Office & Administrative Support $31,457
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,319
Construction & Extraction $40,713
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,876
Production $39,442
Transportation & Material Moving $36,162