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 $11.91 $24.53 $30.23 $39.42 $19.32 $23.17 $25.89 $29.88 $9.12 $13.50 $16.54 $20.22
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,573 $5,267 $7,929 $10,517 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820 $6,551 $8,154 $10,529 $12,820
Child Care $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,687 $12,569 $18,451
Medical $2,138 $6,078 $5,734 $5,816 $4,721 $5,734 $5,816 $5,536 $4,721 $5,734 $5,816 $5,536
Housing $7,960 $12,299 $12,299 $17,544 $9,942 $12,299 $12,299 $17,544 $7,960 $12,299 $12,299 $17,544
Transportation $4,206 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307 $7,664 $9,011 $10,425 $10,307
Other $2,976 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121 $4,951 $5,375 $6,256 $6,121
Required annual income after taxes $20,853 $42,945 $52,918 $69,010 $33,828 $40,573 $45,326 $52,328 $31,846 $47,260 $57,895 $70,779
Annual taxes $3,921 $8,071 $9,961 $12,983 $6,358 $7,622 $8,522 $9,822 $6,081 $8,889 $10,904 $13,318
Required annual income before taxes $24,775 $51,016 $62,879 $81,993 $40,185 $48,195 $53,848 $62,150 $37,927 $56,149 $68,799 $84,097

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,210
Business & Financial Operations $60,560
Computer & Mathematical $79,293
Architecture & Engineering $74,273
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,167
Community & Social Service $44,348
Legal $68,163
Education, Training, & Library $47,311
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,986
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,338
Healthcare Support $29,792
Protective Service $38,916
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,963
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,535
Personal Care & Service $22,930
Sales & Related $30,213
Office & Administrative Support $33,680
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,432
Construction & Extraction $43,360
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,012
Production $34,020
Transportation & Material Moving $34,143