Living Wage Calculation for Allen County, Indiana

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.92 $20.73 $24.69 $30.26 $16.37 $20.00 $22.41 $24.79 $23.10 $8.19 $11.55 $13.61 $15.66
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
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

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,076 $4,526 $6,795 $9,024 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008
Child Care $0 $5,557 $8,610 $11,664 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,557 $8,610 $11,664
Medical $2,255 $6,205 $6,006 $5,974 $4,665 $6,006 $5,974 $6,089 $4,665 $6,006 $5,974 $6,089
Housing $5,880 $8,244 $8,244 $10,608 $6,456 $8,244 $8,244 $10,608 $6,456 $8,244 $8,244 $10,608
Transportation $4,103 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910
Other $2,418 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649
Required annual income after taxes $17,732 $37,018 $44,106 $54,038 $29,247 $35,713 $40,021 $44,263 $29,247 $41,270 $48,631 $55,927
Annual taxes $2,906 $6,091 $7,253 $8,895 $4,812 $5,877 $6,583 $7,293 $4,812 $6,788 $7,994 $9,205
Required annual income before taxes $20,638 $43,109 $51,359 $62,934 $34,059 $41,590 $46,604 $51,556 $48,058 $34,059 $48,058 $56,626 $65,132

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,720
Business & Financial Operations $56,330
Computer & Mathematical $66,300
Architecture & Engineering $67,210
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,200
Community & Social Service $37,680
Legal $59,680
Education, Training, & Library $41,580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,090
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,650
Healthcare Support $25,330
Protective Service $34,870
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,700
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,060
Personal Care & Service $19,880
Sales & Related $23,830
Office & Administrative Support $30,680
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,070
Construction & Extraction $45,320
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,950
Production $31,760
Transportation & Material Moving $29,900