Living Wage Calculation for Laramie County, Wyoming

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 $11.41 $23.95 $30.11 $39.04 $18.10 $21.85 $24.45 $27.70 $9.05 $13.16 $16.42 $20.01
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $8,155 $15,313 $22,470 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,155 $15,313 $22,470
Medical $2,172 $7,088 $6,744 $6,827 $5,909 $6,744 $6,827 $6,546 $5,909 $6,744 $6,827 $6,546
Housing $7,908 $10,596 $10,596 $14,772 $7,968 $10,596 $10,596 $14,772 $7,968 $10,596 $10,596 $14,772
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,835 $43,720 $54,969 $71,267 $33,042 $39,880 $44,633 $50,566 $33,042 $48,035 $59,946 $73,036
Annual taxes $2,906 $6,099 $7,668 $9,942 $4,609 $5,563 $6,226 $7,054 $4,609 $6,701 $8,362 $10,189
Required annual income before taxes $23,741 $49,819 $62,637 $81,209 $37,651 $45,444 $50,859 $57,620 $37,651 $54,736 $68,309 $83,225

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,471
Business & Financial Operations $61,435
Computer & Mathematical $62,114
Architecture & Engineering $74,263
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,518
Community & Social Service $48,010
Legal $64,305
Education, Training, & Library $48,247
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,361
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,850
Healthcare Support $30,820
Protective Service $43,175
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,757
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,156
Personal Care & Service $25,420
Sales & Related $26,973
Office & Administrative Support $35,192
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,874
Construction & Extraction $49,245
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,038
Production $50,983
Transportation & Material Moving $41,838