Living Wage Calculation for Flint, 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 $9.82 $21.45 $26.84 $33.36 $16.33 $20.77 $23.24 $25.53 $12.28 $7.85 $12.28 $14.71 $17.05
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109
Medical $1,973 $5,420 $5,134 $5,294 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152
Housing $5,460 $8,856 $8,856 $11,568 $6,612 $8,856 $8,856 $11,568 $5,460 $8,856 $8,856 $11,568
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 $17,275 $37,786 $47,282 $58,764 $28,759 $36,591 $40,949 $44,952 $27,607 $43,271 $51,843 $60,061
Annual taxes $3,141 $6,830 $8,539 $10,629 $5,210 $6,615 $7,400 $8,144 $5,052 $7,817 $9,359 $10,862
Required annual income before taxes $20,415 $44,616 $55,821 $69,393 $33,969 $43,206 $48,349 $53,096 $51,088 $32,659 $51,088 $61,203 $70,923

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,310
Business & Financial Operations $59,650
Computer & Mathematical $56,210
Architecture & Engineering $64,290
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,480
Community & Social Service $44,160
Legal $66,690
Education, Training, & Library $45,690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,520
Healthcare Support $24,900
Protective Service $24,400
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,120
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,790
Personal Care & Service $20,560
Sales & Related $22,620
Office & Administrative Support $30,380
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $51,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,800
Production $41,090
Transportation & Material Moving $28,130