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 $10.22 $22.20 $26.43 $33.42 $17.08 $20.32 $23.32 $25.24 $15.56 $8.24 $11.97 $14.77 $17.03
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 $3,050 $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 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634
Medical $2,297 $6,157 $5,876 $5,934 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604
Housing $5,712 $9,012 $9,012 $11,280 $6,804 $9,012 $9,012 $11,280 $5,712 $9,012 $9,012 $11,280
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 $18,110 $39,358 $46,857 $59,245 $30,272 $36,026 $41,353 $44,730 $29,180 $42,450 $52,382 $60,364
Annual taxes $3,153 $6,817 $8,114 $10,279 $5,254 $6,239 $7,159 $7,764 $5,102 $7,351 $9,069 $10,471
Required annual income before taxes $21,262 $46,175 $54,971 $69,524 $35,526 $42,264 $48,512 $52,494 $48,541 $34,282 $49,801 $61,451 $70,835

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,157
Business & Financial Operations $57,585
Computer & Mathematical $59,071
Architecture & Engineering $61,254
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,875
Community & Social Service $39,770
Legal $41,513
Education, Training, & Library $39,924
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,271
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,114
Healthcare Support $26,988
Protective Service $36,644
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,090
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,389
Personal Care & Service $22,396
Sales & Related $30,668
Office & Administrative Support $33,179
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,790
Construction & Extraction $43,757
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,016
Production $33,425
Transportation & Material Moving $31,242