Living Wage Calculation for Platte 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 $10.35 $22.86 $29.42 $37.23 $16.69 $21.02 $23.55 $26.22 $8.34 $12.78 $16.04 $19.37
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,592 $5,306 $7,976 $10,578 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893 $6,586 $8,208 $10,589 $12,893
Child Care $0 $8,289 $15,565 $22,841 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,289 $15,565 $22,841
Medical $2,397 $7,190 $6,902 $7,022 $4,985 $6,902 $7,022 $6,924 $4,985 $6,902 $7,022 $6,924
Housing $6,072 $8,400 $8,400 $10,524 $6,348 $8,400 $8,400 $10,524 $6,348 $8,400 $8,400 $10,524
Transportation $4,094 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564 $7,982 $10,126 $11,032 $11,564
Other $2,734 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955 $4,558 $4,732 $5,953 $5,955
Required annual income after taxes $18,890 $41,725 $53,701 $67,950 $30,459 $38,369 $42,996 $47,860 $30,459 $46,658 $58,561 $70,701
Annual taxes $2,635 $5,821 $7,491 $9,479 $4,249 $5,352 $5,998 $6,676 $4,249 $6,509 $8,169 $9,863
Required annual income before taxes $21,525 $47,546 $61,192 $77,429 $34,708 $43,721 $48,994 $54,537 $34,708 $53,166 $66,730 $80,564

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,776
Business & Financial Operations $62,687
Computer & Mathematical $63,469
Architecture & Engineering $75,271
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,031
Community & Social Service $48,842
Legal $60,959
Education, Training, & Library $48,618
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,037
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,401
Healthcare Support $31,470
Protective Service $43,343
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,088
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,228
Personal Care & Service $26,591
Sales & Related $27,140
Office & Administrative Support $35,953
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,714
Construction & Extraction $49,493
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,341
Production $51,038
Transportation & Material Moving $42,662