Living Wage Calculation for St. George, 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 $11.07 $23.03 $28.23 $37.34 $18.08 $21.21 $24.35 $27.68 $16.26 $8.77 $12.51 $15.75 $19.09
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 $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 $6,960 $9,888 $9,888 $14,244 $7,944 $9,888 $9,888 $14,244 $6,960 $9,888 $9,888 $14,244
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 $19,354 $40,230 $49,307 $65,223 $31,577 $37,046 $42,541 $48,351 $30,593 $43,692 $55,033 $66,689
Annual taxes $3,681 $7,678 $9,404 $12,440 $6,027 $7,069 $8,113 $9,224 $5,890 $8,335 $10,492 $12,717
Required annual income before taxes $23,034 $47,908 $58,711 $77,664 $37,604 $44,115 $50,654 $57,575 $50,724 $36,483 $52,027 $65,525 $79,406

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $56,355
Business & Financial Operations $49,016
Computer & Mathematical $51,865
Architecture & Engineering $58,558
Life, Physical, & Social Science $43,306
Community & Social Service $40,928
Legal $47,755
Education, Training, & Library $30,422
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,168
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,507
Healthcare Support $25,974
Protective Service $40,119
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,377
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,692
Personal Care & Service $23,924
Sales & Related $24,293
Office & Administrative Support $29,705
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,623
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,514
Production $30,791
Transportation & Material Moving $0