Living Wage Calculation for Elkhart-Goshen, IN

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 $10.02 $21.25 $25.97 $31.58 $16.83 $21.14 $23.59 $25.61 $12.17 $8.08 $12.17 $14.27 $16.16
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $3,047 $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 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906
Medical $2,174 $5,891 $5,604 $5,765 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623
Housing $5,784 $9,372 $9,372 $11,652 $7,020 $9,372 $9,372 $11,652 $5,784 $9,372 $9,372 $11,652
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 $17,800 $37,765 $46,163 $56,115 $29,912 $37,577 $41,936 $45,506 $28,676 $43,250 $50,725 $57,412
Annual taxes $3,046 $6,429 $7,860 $9,575 $5,104 $6,397 $7,139 $7,767 $4,934 $7,363 $8,637 $9,796
Required annual income before taxes $20,846 $44,194 $54,023 $65,690 $35,017 $43,974 $49,075 $53,273 $50,614 $33,611 $50,614 $59,362 $67,208

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,680
Business & Financial Operations $55,880
Computer & Mathematical $59,740
Architecture & Engineering $59,710
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,120
Community & Social Service $36,210
Legal $39,780
Education, Training, & Library $37,930
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,530
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,030
Healthcare Support $26,110
Protective Service $36,870
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,020
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,400
Personal Care & Service $21,530
Sales & Related $29,180
Office & Administrative Support $31,420
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,840
Construction & Extraction $42,170
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,460
Production $32,070
Transportation & Material Moving $30,290