Living Wage Calculation for Utah

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 $10.56 $22.18 $27.68 $35.81 $17.56 $21.52 $24.08 $27.71 $24.75 $8.78 $12.38 $15.19 $18.54
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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 $3,594 $5,289 $7,939 $10,543 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862 $6,589 $8,193 $10,556 $12,862
Child Care $0 $5,707 $11,113 $16,520 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,707 $11,113 $16,520
Medical $2,205 $6,371 $6,172 $6,140 $4,652 $6,172 $6,140 $6,255 $4,652 $6,172 $6,140 $6,255
Housing $6,695 $9,998 $9,998 $14,170 $7,988 $9,998 $9,998 $14,170 $7,988 $9,998 $9,998 $14,170
Transportation $3,885 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331 $7,669 $8,690 $10,235 $10,331
Other $2,237 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225 $4,059 $4,880 $5,514 $5,225
Required annual income after taxes $18,616 $39,093 $48,792 $63,122 $30,957 $37,933 $42,443 $48,843 $30,957 $43,640 $53,556 $65,362
Annual taxes $3,349 $7,033 $8,778 $11,356 $5,569 $6,824 $7,636 $8,787 $5,569 $7,851 $9,635 $11,759
Required annual income before taxes $21,965 $46,126 $57,570 $74,477 $36,526 $44,757 $50,079 $57,630 $51,490 $36,526 $51,490 $63,191 $77,121

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,740
Business & Financial Operations $57,470
Computer & Mathematical $70,760
Architecture & Engineering $70,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,090
Community & Social Service $37,170
Legal $61,960
Education, Training, & Library $42,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,160
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,660
Healthcare Support $26,290
Protective Service $35,570
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,220
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,340
Personal Care & Service $21,590
Sales & Related $25,580
Office & Administrative Support $30,130
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,410
Construction & Extraction $38,250
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,000
Production $31,680
Transportation & Material Moving $31,710