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 $15.74 $30.95 $39.29 $51.99 $24.92 $29.56 $35.18 $38.25 $12.45 $17.25 $22.53 $26.54
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56 $12.56

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 $3,999 $5,893 $8,853 $11,742 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321 $7,332 $9,124 $11,764 $14,321
Child Care $0 $8,381 $16,762 $25,144 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,381 $16,762 $25,144
Medical $2,729 $8,051 $7,838 $8,148 $7,187 $7,838 $8,148 $7,937 $7,187 $7,838 $8,148 $7,937
Housing $7,572 $10,032 $10,032 $13,416 $7,608 $10,032 $10,032 $13,416 $7,572 $10,032 $10,032 $13,416
Transportation $4,938 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613 $8,762 $11,391 $13,456 $14,613
Civic $2,581 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314 $4,144 $5,120 $6,686 $5,314
Other $4,748 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115 $7,080 $6,477 $9,424 $9,115
Required annual income after taxes $26,690 $52,467 $66,597 $88,138 $42,237 $50,106 $59,632 $64,840 $42,201 $58,487 $76,394 $89,984
Annual taxes $6,059 $11,910 $15,117 $20,007 $9,588 $11,374 $13,536 $14,718 $9,579 $13,276 $17,341 $20,426
Required annual income before taxes $32,749 $64,377 $81,714 $108,145 $51,824 $61,480 $73,168 $79,558 $51,780 $71,764 $93,735 $110,409

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,784
Business & Financial Operations $66,415
Computer & Mathematical $73,327
Architecture & Engineering $91,153
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,607
Community & Social Service $51,574
Legal $63,954
Education, Training, & Library $51,895
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,116
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,922
Healthcare Support $32,410
Protective Service $55,480
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,510
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,827
Personal Care & Service $31,383
Sales & Related $31,800
Office & Administrative Support $39,012
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,969
Construction & Extraction $48,717
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,628
Production $44,983
Transportation & Material Moving $36,722