Living Wage Calculation for Oakland 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.92 $21.68 $25.72 $31.81 $16.79 $20.22 $22.30 $25.48 $7.93 $11.90 $13.96 $16.56
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 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40 $7.40

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,021 $4,456 $6,695 $8,888 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836
Child Care $0 $6,442 $10,073 $13,703 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,442 $10,073 $13,703
Medical $2,197 $5,437 $5,265 $5,126 $4,377 $5,265 $5,126 $5,350 $4,377 $5,265 $5,126 $5,350
Housing $6,096 $10,116 $10,116 $13,488 $7,752 $10,116 $10,116 $13,488 $6,096 $10,116 $10,116 $13,488
Transportation $4,189 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858
Other $2,312 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210
Required annual income after taxes $17,816 $38,915 $46,168 $57,103 $30,133 $36,298 $40,034 $45,743 $28,477 $42,740 $50,106 $59,445
Annual taxes $2,827 $6,176 $7,327 $9,062 $4,782 $5,760 $6,353 $7,259 $4,519 $6,783 $7,952 $9,434
Required annual income before taxes $20,643 $45,091 $53,495 $66,165 $34,915 $42,058 $46,387 $53,002 $32,997 $49,523 $58,058 $68,879

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,820
Business & Financial Operations $60,580
Computer & Mathematical $67,970
Architecture & Engineering $72,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,790
Community & Social Service $43,320
Legal $70,940
Education, Training, & Library $44,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,340
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,140
Healthcare Support $26,050
Protective Service $41,570
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,760
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,950
Personal Care & Service $20,790
Sales & Related $24,760
Office & Administrative Support $31,190
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,220
Construction & Extraction $44,240
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,490
Production $33,340
Transportation & Material Moving $29,750