Living Wage Calculation for Pulaski 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 $10.63 $22.10 $26.91 $33.62 $17.13 $20.75 $23.34 $25.55 $23.79 $8.57 $12.20 $14.80 $17.21
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 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

*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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731
Medical $2,268 $6,293 $5,949 $6,031 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751
Housing $5,832 $8,364 $8,364 $10,860 $6,492 $8,364 $8,364 $10,860 $6,492 $8,364 $8,364 $10,860
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $18,810 $39,127 $47,653 $59,541 $30,329 $36,748 $41,324 $45,237 $30,329 $43,211 $52,421 $60,968
Annual taxes $3,291 $6,832 $8,311 $10,392 $5,303 $6,419 $7,213 $7,910 $5,303 $7,541 $9,138 $10,639
Required annual income before taxes $22,101 $45,959 $55,964 $69,933 $35,632 $43,167 $48,537 $53,147 $49,485 $35,632 $50,752 $61,560 $71,608

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,552
Business & Financial Operations $59,573
Computer & Mathematical $71,064
Architecture & Engineering $70,467
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,462
Community & Social Service $39,503
Legal $66,681
Education, Training, & Library $42,373
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,692
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,213
Healthcare Support $28,300
Protective Service $36,869
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,916
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,111
Personal Care & Service $21,912
Sales & Related $25,317
Office & Administrative Support $33,269
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,127
Construction & Extraction $46,786
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,227
Production $35,295
Transportation & Material Moving $32,127