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 $11.47 $24.96 $31.10 $40.17 $18.93 $23.57 $26.26 $30.70 $9.17 $13.91 $16.96 $20.88
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

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 $7,320 $13,187 $19,053 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,320 $13,187 $19,053
Medical $2,123 $7,193 $6,905 $7,025 $5,185 $6,905 $7,025 $6,927 $5,185 $6,905 $7,025 $6,927
Housing $7,704 $11,124 $11,124 $16,080 $8,784 $11,124 $11,124 $16,080 $7,704 $11,124 $11,124 $16,080
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 $20,247 $43,483 $54,050 $69,721 $33,094 $41,096 $45,723 $53,419 $32,014 $48,416 $58,910 $72,472
Annual taxes $3,614 $8,436 $10,639 $13,831 $6,281 $7,938 $8,903 $10,432 $6,130 $9,465 $11,653 $14,404
Required annual income before taxes $23,862 $51,919 $64,689 $83,551 $39,375 $49,034 $54,626 $63,851 $38,145 $57,880 $70,563 $86,877

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,276
Business & Financial Operations $55,439
Computer & Mathematical $54,575
Architecture & Engineering $59,891
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,324
Community & Social Service $36,949
Legal $60,715
Education, Training, & Library $34,317
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,984
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,754
Healthcare Support $30,474
Protective Service $51,556
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,848
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,260
Personal Care & Service $23,176
Sales & Related $25,148
Office & Administrative Support $32,172
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,313
Construction & Extraction $45,671
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,098
Production $33,666
Transportation & Material Moving $33,930