Living Wage Calculation for Ann Arbor, MI

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 $11.88 $23.29 $28.68 $36.20 $18.30 $22.62 $25.09 $28.36 $13.20 $8.88 $13.20 $15.63 $18.47
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109
Medical $1,973 $5,420 $5,134 $5,294 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152
Housing $9,228 $12,228 $12,228 $16,752 $10,212 $12,228 $12,228 $16,752 $9,228 $12,228 $12,228 $16,752
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $21,043 $41,158 $50,654 $63,948 $32,359 $39,963 $44,321 $50,136 $31,375 $46,643 $55,215 $65,245
Annual taxes $3,659 $7,294 $9,002 $11,341 $5,705 $7,079 $7,863 $8,856 $5,570 $8,281 $9,823 $11,575
Required annual income before taxes $24,701 $48,451 $59,656 $75,289 $38,064 $47,042 $52,184 $58,992 $54,923 $36,945 $54,923 $65,038 $76,820

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,210
Business & Financial Operations $62,500
Computer & Mathematical $75,070
Architecture & Engineering $79,720
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,210
Community & Social Service $47,570
Legal $82,890
Education, Training, & Library $50,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,930
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,620
Healthcare Support $29,310
Protective Service $47,540
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,530
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,760
Personal Care & Service $22,510
Sales & Related $28,240
Office & Administrative Support $33,960
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,160
Construction & Extraction $54,750
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,950
Production $33,220
Transportation & Material Moving $26,780