Living Wage Calculation for Washakie 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 $12.45 $26.91 $34.48 $45.11 $21.08 $24.84 $28.39 $30.82 $10.54 $14.87 $19.10 $22.76
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 $8,775 $17,550 $26,325 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,775 $17,550 $26,325
Medical $2,570 $7,826 $7,513 $7,653 $5,831 $7,513 $7,653 $7,307 $5,831 $7,513 $7,653 $7,307
Housing $6,408 $8,568 $8,568 $12,192 $7,524 $8,568 $8,568 $12,192 $7,524 $8,568 $8,568 $12,192
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 $22,275 $48,172 $61,711 $80,744 $37,736 $44,457 $50,808 $55,161 $37,736 $53,232 $68,358 $81,486
Annual taxes $3,611 $7,809 $10,004 $13,090 $6,118 $7,207 $8,237 $8,942 $6,118 $8,630 $11,082 $13,210
Required annual income before taxes $25,886 $55,981 $71,715 $93,834 $43,853 $51,664 $59,045 $64,103 $43,853 $61,862 $79,440 $94,696

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,773
Business & Financial Operations $64,074
Computer & Mathematical $63,859
Architecture & Engineering $77,711
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,455
Community & Social Service $48,267
Legal $61,096
Education, Training, & Library $48,595
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,040
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,552
Healthcare Support $31,131
Protective Service $45,403
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,916
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,423
Personal Care & Service $27,643
Sales & Related $28,778
Office & Administrative Support $37,423
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,469
Construction & Extraction $51,091
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,196
Production $52,175
Transportation & Material Moving $42,139