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 $10.77 $22.02 $28.28 $36.64 $17.64 $21.94 $24.63 $27.94 $12.64 $8.48 $12.64 $15.55 $18.77
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 $3,560 $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 $5,836 $11,329 $16,822 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $11,329 $16,822
Medical $2,084 $6,072 $5,786 $5,946 $4,762 $5,786 $5,946 $5,804 $4,762 $5,786 $5,946 $5,804
Housing $6,648 $9,528 $9,528 $13,752 $7,872 $9,528 $9,528 $13,752 $6,648 $9,528 $9,528 $13,752
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 $18,859 $38,545 $49,508 $64,162 $30,882 $38,416 $43,123 $48,910 $29,658 $44,252 $54,452 $65,732
Annual taxes $3,535 $7,252 $9,307 $12,059 $5,803 $7,228 $8,110 $9,201 $5,635 $8,322 $10,233 $12,353
Required annual income before taxes $22,394 $45,798 $58,815 $76,221 $36,684 $45,645 $51,233 $58,111 $52,574 $35,292 $52,574 $64,686 $78,086

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $59,980
Business & Financial Operations $46,660
Computer & Mathematical $50,640
Architecture & Engineering $59,600
Life, Physical, & Social Science $44,840
Community & Social Service $33,730
Legal $47,800
Education, Training, & Library $29,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,750
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,840
Healthcare Support $24,430
Protective Service $37,430
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,110
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,770
Personal Care & Service $21,940
Sales & Related $24,040
Office & Administrative Support $27,560
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,180
Construction & Extraction $35,130
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,020
Production $29,700
Transportation & Material Moving $32,420