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 $13.99 $29.11 $36.53 $47.19 $22.61 $27.50 $31.25 $33.82 $11.29 $16.05 $20.23 $23.81
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 $7,796 $15,593 $23,389 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,796 $15,593 $23,389
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 $7,584 $10,056 $10,056 $13,680 $7,632 $10,056 $10,056 $13,680 $7,584 $10,056 $10,056 $13,680
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 $23,692 $49,303 $61,864 $79,918 $38,289 $46,567 $52,918 $57,271 $38,241 $54,363 $68,511 $80,660
Annual taxes $5,406 $11,251 $14,117 $18,237 $8,737 $10,627 $12,076 $13,069 $8,726 $12,406 $15,634 $18,407
Required annual income before taxes $29,098 $60,553 $75,982 $98,155 $47,026 $57,194 $64,994 $70,340 $46,967 $66,769 $84,146 $99,066

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,486
Business & Financial Operations $62,273
Computer & Mathematical $64,841
Architecture & Engineering $79,297
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,560
Community & Social Service $49,290
Legal $60,513
Education, Training, & Library $48,636
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,234
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,803
Healthcare Support $29,382
Protective Service $48,134
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,359
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,860
Personal Care & Service $29,576
Sales & Related $26,773
Office & Administrative Support $35,674
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,837
Construction & Extraction $45,188
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,229
Production $44,462
Transportation & Material Moving $34,671