Living Wage Calculation for Greeley, 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 $14.54 $31.53 $39.89 $52.63 $24.09 $28.97 $32.72 $36.43 $11.56 $17.26 $21.91 $26.53
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 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $9,391 $18,782 $28,174 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,391 $18,782 $28,174
Medical $2,810 $8,448 $8,135 $8,275 $6,276 $8,135 $8,275 $7,929 $6,276 $8,135 $8,275 $7,929
Housing $8,508 $12,552 $12,552 $18,108 $10,140 $12,552 $12,552 $18,108 $8,508 $12,552 $12,552 $18,108
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 $24,616 $53,394 $67,549 $89,131 $40,797 $49,063 $55,414 $61,699 $39,165 $58,454 $74,196 $89,873
Annual taxes $5,617 $12,184 $15,415 $20,340 $9,310 $11,196 $12,646 $14,080 $8,937 $13,339 $16,932 $20,509
Required annual income before taxes $30,233 $65,578 $82,964 $109,471 $50,106 $60,259 $68,060 $75,779 $48,102 $71,793 $91,128 $110,382

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,034
Business & Financial Operations $64,841
Computer & Mathematical $75,409
Architecture & Engineering $75,972
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,662
Community & Social Service $50,805
Legal $75,542
Education, Training, & Library $47,858
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,569
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,516
Healthcare Support $31,622
Protective Service $47,909
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,799
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,886
Personal Care & Service $29,924
Sales & Related $32,267
Office & Administrative Support $38,129
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,679
Construction & Extraction $46,610
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,886
Production $38,876
Transportation & Material Moving $41,638