Living Wage Calculation for Acadia Parish, Louisiana

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 $9.62 $21.68 $24.63 $30.72 $16.77 $20.09 $23.04 $25.28 $15.22 $8.39 $11.69 $13.85 $15.68
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567
Medical $2,290 $7,840 $7,559 $7,617 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287
Housing $4,920 $7,248 $7,248 $10,092 $5,448 $7,248 $7,248 $10,092 $5,448 $7,248 $7,248 $10,092
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $17,088 $38,330 $43,530 $54,143 $29,683 $35,540 $40,742 $44,690 $29,683 $41,340 $48,926 $55,257
Annual taxes $2,912 $6,758 $7,694 $9,758 $5,202 $6,253 $7,189 $7,900 $5,202 $7,299 $8,709 $9,979
Required annual income before taxes $20,000 $45,089 $51,224 $63,901 $34,885 $41,793 $47,931 $52,590 $47,502 $34,885 $48,639 $57,635 $65,236

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,078
Business & Financial Operations $55,268
Computer & Mathematical $59,102
Architecture & Engineering $76,229
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,393
Community & Social Service $41,051
Legal $59,727
Education, Training, & Library $46,443
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,406
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,362
Healthcare Support $23,032
Protective Service $33,518
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,086
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,869
Personal Care & Service $19,434
Sales & Related $23,637
Office & Administrative Support $29,910
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,342
Construction & Extraction $41,595
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,944
Production $40,201
Transportation & Material Moving $31,334