Living Wage Calculation for St. Helena 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 $11.48 $23.81 $27.31 $33.07 $19.10 $22.75 $25.28 $27.76 $25.51 $9.55 $13.03 $14.99 $16.94
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

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633
Medical $2,261 $7,982 $7,638 $7,721 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440
Housing $7,764 $10,872 $10,872 $13,860 $9,468 $10,872 $10,872 $13,860 $9,468 $10,872 $10,872 $13,860
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $20,465 $42,223 $48,393 $58,420 $33,924 $40,346 $44,809 $49,178 $33,924 $46,182 $53,044 $59,811
Annual taxes $3,409 $7,305 $8,412 $10,371 $5,801 $6,968 $7,769 $8,555 $5,801 $8,015 $9,296 $10,648
Required annual income before taxes $23,875 $49,527 $56,805 $68,790 $39,725 $47,314 $52,577 $57,732 $53,053 $39,725 $54,197 $62,339 $70,459

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,904
Business & Financial Operations $55,972
Computer & Mathematical $60,190
Architecture & Engineering $76,896
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,915
Community & Social Service $41,704
Legal $61,538
Education, Training, & Library $46,549
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,741
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,820
Healthcare Support $23,650
Protective Service $33,289
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,288
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,243
Personal Care & Service $19,762
Sales & Related $23,568
Office & Administrative Support $30,409
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,744
Construction & Extraction $43,185
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,334
Production $40,809
Transportation & Material Moving $31,808