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 $10.70 $22.65 $27.46 $34.11 $17.50 $21.31 $23.89 $26.04 $24.34 $8.42 $12.48 $15.07 $17.46
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 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

*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 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731
Medical $2,268 $6,293 $5,949 $6,031 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751
Housing $5,976 $9,372 $9,372 $11,748 $7,164 $9,372 $9,372 $11,748 $5,976 $9,372 $9,372 $11,748
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 $18,954 $40,135 $48,661 $60,429 $31,001 $37,756 $42,332 $46,125 $29,813 $44,219 $53,429 $61,856
Annual taxes $3,311 $6,973 $8,452 $10,516 $5,397 $6,560 $7,354 $8,034 $5,231 $7,681 $9,279 $10,763
Required annual income before taxes $22,265 $47,108 $57,113 $70,944 $36,398 $44,316 $49,686 $54,159 $50,633 $35,044 $51,900 $62,708 $72,620

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,881
Business & Financial Operations $57,618
Computer & Mathematical $60,005
Architecture & Engineering $62,176
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,761
Community & Social Service $41,179
Legal $47,074
Education, Training, & Library $40,768
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,680
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,857
Healthcare Support $28,619
Protective Service $38,968
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,605
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,438
Personal Care & Service $23,342
Sales & Related $28,866
Office & Administrative Support $34,555
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,933
Construction & Extraction $42,805
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,550
Production $34,935
Transportation & Material Moving $31,962