Living Wage Calculation for Salt Lake City, 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 $17.05 $32.73 $40.76 $54.60 $26.58 $31.68 $37.33 $41.82 $12.70 $18.15 $23.28 $27.84
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 $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 $3,999 $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 $7,796 $15,591 $23,388 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,796 $15,591 $23,388
Medical $2,512 $7,130 $6,917 $7,226 $5,536 $6,917 $7,226 $7,015 $5,536 $6,917 $7,226 $7,015
Housing $9,854 $14,285 $14,285 $20,051 $11,856 $14,285 $14,285 $20,051 $9,854 $14,285 $14,285 $20,051
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 $28,755 $55,214 $68,758 $92,095 $44,833 $53,438 $62,963 $70,553 $42,832 $61,234 $78,555 $93,941
Annual taxes $6,701 $12,867 $16,024 $21,462 $10,448 $12,453 $14,673 $16,442 $9,982 $14,270 $18,307 $21,892
Required annual income before taxes $35,457 $68,081 $84,781 $113,558 $55,282 $65,891 $77,636 $86,995 $52,814 $75,504 $96,861 $115,833

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,439
Business & Financial Operations $65,784
Computer & Mathematical $86,092
Architecture & Engineering $76,687
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,905
Community & Social Service $52,077
Legal $82,775
Education, Training, & Library $49,648
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,246
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,796
Healthcare Support $34,508
Protective Service $46,031
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,454
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,072
Personal Care & Service $28,965
Sales & Related $35,460
Office & Administrative Support $39,440
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,461
Construction & Extraction $51,424
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,392
Production $38,092
Transportation & Material Moving $39,526