Living Wage Calculation for Grand Junction, CO

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 $11.33 $25.31 $30.21 $37.80 $18.42 $22.83 $25.47 $29.64 $9.03 $14.06 $16.49 $19.69
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 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10

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 $9,283 $13,180 $17,077 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,283 $13,180 $17,077
Medical $2,299 $6,944 $6,656 $6,776 $5,345 $6,656 $6,776 $6,678 $5,345 $6,656 $6,776 $6,678
Housing $7,008 $10,104 $10,104 $14,604 $7,644 $10,104 $10,104 $14,604 $7,008 $10,104 $10,104 $14,604
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 $19,728 $44,177 $52,774 $66,020 $32,115 $39,827 $44,454 $51,694 $31,479 $49,110 $57,634 $68,771
Annual taxes $3,842 $8,466 $10,063 $12,612 $6,191 $7,657 $8,517 $9,950 $6,102 $9,382 $10,966 $13,123
Required annual income before taxes $23,571 $52,643 $62,837 $78,632 $38,306 $47,484 $52,971 $61,645 $37,581 $58,492 $68,600 $81,895

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,177
Business & Financial Operations $60,532
Computer & Mathematical $69,721
Architecture & Engineering $66,732
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,404
Community & Social Service $45,762
Legal $70,270
Education, Training, & Library $42,875
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,727
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,131
Healthcare Support $29,031
Protective Service $45,040
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,288
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,760
Personal Care & Service $24,172
Sales & Related $29,092
Office & Administrative Support $33,574
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,809
Construction & Extraction $47,754
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,904
Production $33,097
Transportation & Material Moving $36,278