Living Wage Calculation for Battle Creek, 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 $9.74 $21.32 $26.71 $33.17 $16.48 $20.64 $23.11 $25.34 $12.22 $7.81 $12.22 $14.65 $16.95
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 $5,316 $8,616 $8,616 $11,220 $6,888 $8,616 $8,616 $11,220 $5,316 $8,616 $8,616 $11,220
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 $17,131 $37,546 $47,042 $58,416 $29,035 $36,351 $40,709 $44,604 $27,463 $43,031 $51,603 $59,713
Annual taxes $3,121 $6,797 $8,506 $10,581 $5,248 $6,583 $7,367 $8,096 $5,032 $7,784 $9,327 $10,814
Required annual income before taxes $20,252 $44,343 $55,548 $68,997 $34,283 $42,933 $48,076 $52,700 $50,815 $32,495 $50,815 $60,930 $70,527

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,070
Business & Financial Operations $64,970
Computer & Mathematical $70,200
Architecture & Engineering $72,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $83,510
Community & Social Service $42,520
Legal $57,410
Education, Training, & Library $35,890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,220
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,740
Healthcare Support $28,050
Protective Service $44,490
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,990
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,040
Personal Care & Service $19,320
Sales & Related $21,760
Office & Administrative Support $31,690
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $45,530
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,260
Production $32,110
Transportation & Material Moving $28,280