Living Wage Calculation for Allegan County, Michigan

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 $11.00 $22.15 $26.74 $34.61 $17.54 $19.91 $22.94 $25.35 $15.50 $8.77 $11.95 $14.94 $17.62
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

*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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398
Medical $2,243 $5,403 $5,122 $5,179 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849
Housing $7,020 $8,724 $8,724 $11,844 $7,356 $8,724 $8,724 $11,844 $7,356 $8,724 $8,724 $11,844
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $19,363 $38,916 $46,996 $60,819 $30,842 $34,983 $40,310 $44,540 $30,842 $42,007 $52,521 $61,938
Annual taxes $3,514 $7,158 $8,633 $11,168 $5,647 $6,437 $7,409 $8,190 $5,647 $7,721 $9,641 $11,371
Required annual income before taxes $22,877 $46,073 $55,629 $71,987 $36,490 $41,420 $47,719 $52,730 $48,351 $36,490 $49,728 $62,163 $73,309

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,733
Business & Financial Operations $64,257
Computer & Mathematical $75,420
Architecture & Engineering $79,468
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,164
Community & Social Service $44,567
Legal $73,503
Education, Training, & Library $46,945
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,661
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,257
Healthcare Support $28,587
Protective Service $40,231
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,039
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,836
Personal Care & Service $22,407
Sales & Related $26,548
Office & Administrative Support $34,092
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,302
Construction & Extraction $47,324
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,239
Production $34,420
Transportation & Material Moving $31,201