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 $10.18 $22.14 $26.74 $34.40 $17.10 $19.91 $22.94 $25.14 $15.49 $8.27 $11.95 $14.94 $17.52
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 $5,532 $8,712 $8,712 $11,460 $6,552 $8,712 $8,712 $11,460 $5,532 $8,712 $8,712 $11,460
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 $17,875 $38,904 $46,984 $60,435 $30,038 $34,971 $40,298 $44,156 $29,018 $41,995 $52,509 $61,554
Annual taxes $3,306 $7,156 $8,631 $11,114 $5,535 $6,435 $7,407 $8,136 $5,393 $7,719 $9,640 $11,317
Required annual income before taxes $21,182 $46,060 $55,616 $71,549 $35,574 $41,406 $47,705 $52,292 $48,337 $34,411 $49,715 $62,149 $72,871

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,475
Business & Financial Operations $53,136
Computer & Mathematical $77,285
Architecture & Engineering $75,358
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,809
Community & Social Service $45,285
Legal $51,394
Education, Training, & Library $61,736
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $22,540
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,013
Healthcare Support $26,609
Protective Service $48,442
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,772
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,553
Personal Care & Service $20,592
Sales & Related $21,382
Office & Administrative Support $30,709
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,856
Construction & Extraction $42,107
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,974
Production $37,279
Transportation & Material Moving $28,188