Living Wage Calculation for Davis County, Utah

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $14.28 $29.34 $36.21 $47.14 $23.73 $28.30 $32.07 $35.45 $11.86 $16.17 $20.08 $23.79
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,792 $5,574 $8,343 $11,093 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540 $6,952 $8,639 $11,106 $13,540
Child Care $0 $6,816 $13,633 $20,449 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,816 $13,633 $20,449
Medical $2,694 $7,359 $7,047 $7,187 $5,997 $7,047 $7,187 $6,840 $5,997 $7,047 $7,187 $6,840
Housing $8,076 $12,288 $12,288 $17,256 $9,624 $12,288 $12,288 $17,256 $9,624 $12,288 $12,288 $17,256
Transportation $4,900 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085 $8,987 $11,186 $13,317 $12,085
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,794 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055 $4,553 $4,996 $6,037 $6,055
Required annual income after taxes $24,067 $49,466 $61,048 $79,466 $40,002 $47,710 $54,062 $59,758 $40,002 $54,526 $67,695 $80,207
Annual taxes $5,627 $11,565 $14,273 $18,580 $9,353 $11,155 $12,640 $13,972 $9,353 $12,749 $15,828 $18,753
Required annual income before taxes $29,694 $61,031 $75,321 $98,045 $49,355 $58,865 $66,702 $73,730 $49,355 $67,275 $83,522 $98,960

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,348
Business & Financial Operations $59,726
Computer & Mathematical $79,266
Architecture & Engineering $74,509
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,058
Community & Social Service $43,541
Legal $68,606
Education, Training, & Library $44,922
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,382
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,319
Healthcare Support $30,129
Protective Service $42,027
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,231
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,395
Personal Care & Service $24,737
Sales & Related $29,096
Office & Administrative Support $35,316
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,922
Construction & Extraction $45,822
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,845
Production $34,865
Transportation & Material Moving $34,814