Living Wage Calculation for Pueblo, 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 $11.81 $25.53 $30.43 $37.84 $18.57 $23.05 $25.68 $29.67 $9.27 $14.17 $16.60 $19.70
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 $7,884 $10,500 $10,500 $14,664 $7,932 $10,500 $10,500 $14,664 $7,884 $10,500 $10,500 $14,664
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 $20,604 $44,573 $53,170 $66,080 $32,403 $40,223 $44,850 $51,754 $32,355 $49,506 $58,030 $68,831
Annual taxes $3,965 $8,521 $10,118 $12,620 $6,231 $7,713 $8,572 $9,959 $6,225 $9,437 $11,021 $13,132
Required annual income before taxes $24,569 $53,094 $63,288 $78,700 $38,634 $47,935 $53,422 $61,713 $38,579 $58,943 $69,051 $81,963

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,473
Business & Financial Operations $61,355
Computer & Mathematical $62,910
Architecture & Engineering $78,158
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,507
Community & Social Service $48,547
Legal $60,125
Education, Training, & Library $46,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,845
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,749
Healthcare Support $29,824
Protective Service $46,982
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,434
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,496
Personal Care & Service $24,091
Sales & Related $24,924
Office & Administrative Support $32,883
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $42,936
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,565
Production $42,113
Transportation & Material Moving $34,560