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 $12.02 $25.12 $31.23 $40.43 $19.78 $24.05 $26.70 $31.28 $9.36 $13.97 $17.00 $21.00
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 $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 $3,592 $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 $6,797 $12,776 $18,755 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,797 $12,776 $18,755
Medical $2,192 $6,569 $6,281 $6,401 $5,148 $6,281 $6,401 $6,302 $5,148 $6,281 $6,401 $6,302
Housing $8,434 $12,778 $12,778 $18,063 $10,363 $12,778 $12,778 $18,063 $8,434 $12,778 $12,778 $18,063
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 $21,047 $43,990 $54,668 $70,781 $34,636 $42,125 $46,753 $54,778 $32,708 $48,922 $59,529 $73,533
Annual taxes $3,950 $8,262 $10,285 $13,309 $6,505 $7,909 $8,785 $10,276 $6,236 $9,197 $11,206 $13,830
Required annual income before taxes $24,997 $52,251 $64,954 $84,090 $41,141 $50,034 $55,538 $65,054 $38,944 $58,119 $70,735 $87,363

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,995
Business & Financial Operations $59,424
Computer & Mathematical $78,534
Architecture & Engineering $74,234
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,706
Community & Social Service $46,108
Legal $65,106
Education, Training, & Library $47,643
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,187
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,994
Healthcare Support $31,277
Protective Service $40,293
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,576
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,341
Personal Care & Service $23,867
Sales & Related $30,921
Office & Administrative Support $34,672
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,440
Construction & Extraction $44,857
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,230
Production $34,723
Transportation & Material Moving $34,743