Living Wage Calculation for Salt Lake City, 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 $11.08 $22.90 $29.16 $37.89 $18.26 $22.83 $25.52 $29.19 $13.08 $8.64 $13.08 $15.99 $19.39
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 $7,217 $11,148 $11,148 $16,036 $9,010 $11,148 $11,148 $16,036 $7,217 $11,148 $11,148 $16,036
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 $19,428 $40,165 $51,128 $66,445 $32,020 $40,036 $44,743 $51,194 $30,226 $45,872 $56,072 $68,016
Annual taxes $3,613 $7,475 $9,530 $12,373 $5,959 $7,451 $8,333 $9,514 $5,713 $8,545 $10,456 $12,667
Required annual income before taxes $23,041 $47,640 $60,658 $78,818 $37,979 $47,487 $53,076 $60,709 $54,417 $35,939 $54,417 $66,528 $80,683

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,400
Business & Financial Operations $58,440
Computer & Mathematical $73,310
Architecture & Engineering $70,230
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,900
Community & Social Service $41,280
Legal $66,770
Education, Training, & Library $47,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,840
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,940
Healthcare Support $27,570
Protective Service $35,830
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,660
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,250
Personal Care & Service $22,300
Sales & Related $28,370
Office & Administrative Support $31,550
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,410
Construction & Extraction $39,530
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,310
Production $31,660
Transportation & Material Moving $31,300