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 $15.07 $30.59 $37.72 $49.30 $24.81 $29.29 $33.06 $36.84 $11.80 $16.80 $20.83 $24.87
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 $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 $3,792 $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 $7,252 $14,504 $21,755 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,252 $14,504 $21,755
Medical $2,694 $7,359 $7,047 $7,187 $5,997 $7,047 $7,187 $6,840 $5,997 $7,047 $7,187 $6,840
Housing $9,409 $13,961 $13,961 $19,602 $11,452 $13,961 $13,961 $19,602 $9,409 $13,961 $13,961 $19,602
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 $25,400 $51,575 $63,592 $83,118 $41,831 $49,384 $55,735 $62,105 $39,787 $56,636 $70,239 $83,860
Annual taxes $5,939 $12,059 $14,868 $19,433 $9,780 $11,546 $13,031 $14,520 $9,302 $13,242 $16,422 $19,607
Required annual income before taxes $31,338 $63,634 $78,460 $102,551 $51,611 $60,930 $68,766 $76,625 $49,089 $69,877 $86,661 $103,466

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,466
Business & Financial Operations $60,483
Computer & Mathematical $80,299
Architecture & Engineering $73,056
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,319
Community & Social Service $47,756
Legal $71,020
Education, Training, & Library $47,244
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,861
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,038
Healthcare Support $31,796
Protective Service $41,720
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,384
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,947
Personal Care & Service $25,106
Sales & Related $31,858
Office & Administrative Support $36,779
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,825
Construction & Extraction $49,055
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,040
Production $35,224
Transportation & Material Moving $35,612