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 $13.24 $24.86 $30.04 $38.29 $19.67 $23.16 $25.76 $29.15 $26.51 $9.74 $13.59 $16.37 $19.55
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 $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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506
Medical $2,214 $5,536 $5,192 $5,274 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993
Housing $10,500 $13,236 $13,236 $17,820 $10,860 $13,236 $13,236 $17,820 $10,500 $13,236 $13,236 $17,820
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $23,424 $43,847 $52,958 $67,519 $34,715 $40,863 $45,439 $51,440 $34,355 $47,931 $57,726 $68,946
Annual taxes $4,112 $7,859 $9,517 $12,119 $6,203 $7,316 $8,149 $9,193 $6,153 $8,602 $10,385 $12,379
Required annual income before taxes $27,536 $51,706 $62,475 $79,638 $40,918 $48,179 $53,588 $60,633 $55,147 $40,508 $56,533 $68,111 $81,325

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,787
Business & Financial Operations $65,241
Computer & Mathematical $79,479
Architecture & Engineering $82,626
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,199
Community & Social Service $50,078
Legal $78,553
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,003
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $31,468
Protective Service $41,107
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,272
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,108
Personal Care & Service $23,558
Sales & Related $28,979
Office & Administrative Support $35,871
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,570
Construction & Extraction $60,838
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,393
Production $33,834
Transportation & Material Moving $30,069