Living Wage Calculation for Bay City, 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 $10.65 $22.56 $27.74 $35.01 $17.45 $20.87 $23.47 $25.88 $24.22 $8.44 $12.44 $15.23 $17.91
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 $5,772 $9,048 $9,048 $11,844 $6,804 $9,048 $9,048 $11,844 $5,772 $9,048 $9,048 $11,844
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 $18,696 $39,659 $48,770 $61,543 $30,659 $36,675 $41,251 $45,464 $29,627 $43,743 $53,538 $62,970
Annual taxes $3,453 $7,275 $8,933 $11,285 $5,637 $6,732 $7,564 $8,359 $5,493 $8,018 $9,801 $11,545
Required annual income before taxes $22,148 $46,934 $57,703 $72,828 $36,296 $43,407 $48,815 $53,823 $50,375 $35,120 $51,761 $63,339 $74,515

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,922
Business & Financial Operations $54,501
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $75,590
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,748
Community & Social Service $41,457
Legal $52,392
Education, Training, & Library $58,575
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $24,977
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,050
Healthcare Support $28,249
Protective Service $52,043
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,358
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,903
Personal Care & Service $21,305
Sales & Related $22,909
Office & Administrative Support $31,180
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,934
Construction & Extraction $42,435
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,311
Production $38,546
Transportation & Material Moving $28,279