Living Wage Calculation for Provo-Orem, UT

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 $14.63 $29.32 $36.86 $48.43 $23.81 $27.60 $31.37 $34.72 $11.58 $16.16 $20.40 $24.44
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 $7,954 $15,906 $23,860 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,954 $15,906 $23,860
Medical $2,694 $7,359 $7,047 $7,187 $5,997 $7,047 $7,187 $6,840 $5,997 $7,047 $7,187 $6,840
Housing $8,676 $11,112 $11,112 $16,032 $9,768 $11,112 $11,112 $16,032 $8,676 $11,112 $11,112 $16,032
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 $24,667 $49,428 $62,145 $81,653 $40,146 $46,534 $52,886 $58,534 $39,054 $54,488 $68,792 $82,394
Annual taxes $5,767 $11,557 $14,530 $19,091 $9,386 $10,880 $12,365 $13,686 $9,131 $12,740 $16,084 $19,264
Required annual income before taxes $30,434 $60,984 $76,675 $100,744 $49,533 $57,415 $65,251 $72,220 $48,186 $67,228 $84,876 $101,659

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,005
Business & Financial Operations $55,807
Computer & Mathematical $80,882
Architecture & Engineering $75,133
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,767
Community & Social Service $38,876
Legal $76,227
Education, Training, & Library $49,065
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,633
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,843
Healthcare Support $28,502
Protective Service $38,600
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,814
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,868
Personal Care & Service $23,817
Sales & Related $28,686
Office & Administrative Support $32,993
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,326
Construction & Extraction $43,173
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,648
Production $33,229
Transportation & Material Moving $30,323