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 $12.39 $24.11 $28.70 $37.37 $19.10 $21.87 $24.90 $28.11 $16.80 $9.38 $12.93 $15.92 $19.00
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 $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 $9,564 $12,300 $12,300 $16,884 $10,200 $12,300 $12,300 $16,884 $9,564 $12,300 $12,300 $16,884
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 $21,907 $42,492 $50,572 $65,859 $33,686 $38,559 $43,886 $49,580 $33,050 $45,583 $56,097 $66,978
Annual taxes $3,869 $7,656 $9,132 $11,871 $6,044 $6,935 $7,908 $8,893 $5,955 $8,220 $10,140 $12,074
Required annual income before taxes $25,776 $50,148 $59,704 $77,730 $39,730 $45,495 $51,794 $58,473 $52,426 $39,006 $53,803 $66,238 $79,052

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,309
Business & Financial Operations $64,616
Computer & Mathematical $78,997
Architecture & Engineering $80,565
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,068
Community & Social Service $48,421
Legal $91,809
Education, Training, & Library $55,145
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,736
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $30,330
Protective Service $52,265
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,377
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,176
Personal Care & Service $23,606
Sales & Related $28,382
Office & Administrative Support $35,701
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,491
Construction & Extraction $57,451
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,446
Production $33,026
Transportation & Material Moving $29,602