Living Wage Calculation for Missoula, MT

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 $14.13 $29.91 $37.78 $49.74 $23.35 $28.01 $31.87 $35.27 $11.33 $16.49 $20.91 $25.09
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 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65 $8.65

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 $8,189 $16,378 $24,567 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,189 $16,378 $24,567
Medical $2,450 $7,030 $6,717 $6,857 $5,400 $6,717 $6,857 $6,511 $5,400 $6,717 $6,857 $6,511
Housing $7,512 $11,016 $11,016 $15,888 $8,664 $11,016 $11,016 $15,888 $7,512 $11,016 $11,016 $15,888
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 $23,260 $49,238 $62,191 $81,886 $38,445 $46,109 $52,461 $58,061 $37,293 $54,298 $68,839 $82,628
Annual taxes $6,127 $12,970 $16,383 $21,571 $10,127 $12,146 $13,819 $15,295 $9,824 $14,303 $18,134 $21,766
Required annual income before taxes $29,387 $62,208 $78,574 $103,457 $48,572 $58,255 $66,280 $73,356 $47,117 $68,601 $86,972 $104,394

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,171
Business & Financial Operations $58,651
Computer & Mathematical $57,925
Architecture & Engineering $61,823
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,193
Community & Social Service $38,068
Legal $58,590
Education, Training, & Library $35,029
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,988
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,641
Healthcare Support $29,986
Protective Service $51,879
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,036
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,750
Personal Care & Service $23,755
Sales & Related $27,919
Office & Administrative Support $34,303
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,781
Construction & Extraction $48,779
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,329
Production $35,592
Transportation & Material Moving $32,502