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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.21 $21.62 $26.54 $33.85 $16.96 $20.49 $22.71 $26.39 $8.14 $11.96 $14.45 $17.66
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

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,530 $5,206 $7,822 $10,385 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661 $6,472 $8,058 $10,392 $12,661
Child Care $0 $6,136 $11,044 $15,952 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,136 $11,044 $15,952
Medical $2,274 $6,142 $5,971 $5,831 $4,593 $5,971 $5,831 $6,056 $4,593 $5,971 $5,831 $6,056
Housing $6,328 $9,451 $9,451 $13,388 $7,546 $9,451 $9,451 $13,388 $6,328 $9,451 $9,451 $13,388
Transportation $3,727 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661 $7,367 $8,421 $9,414 $9,661
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $18,233 $38,598 $47,385 $60,430 $30,274 $36,578 $40,547 $47,114 $29,057 $42,713 $51,591 $63,067
Annual taxes $3,012 $6,376 $7,828 $9,983 $5,001 $6,043 $6,698 $7,783 $4,800 $7,056 $8,523 $10,419
Required annual income before taxes $21,245 $44,974 $55,213 $70,413 $35,276 $42,620 $47,246 $54,898 $33,857 $49,769 $60,114 $73,486

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,480
Business & Financial Operations $57,480
Computer & Mathematical $70,190
Architecture & Engineering $69,380
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,390
Community & Social Service $36,270
Legal $69,670
Education, Training, & Library $37,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,300
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,090
Healthcare Support $24,650
Protective Service $35,300
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,750
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,570
Personal Care & Service $20,740
Sales & Related $25,260
Office & Administrative Support $29,320
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,400
Construction & Extraction $38,000
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,940
Production $31,160
Transportation & Material Moving $30,880