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 $10.75 $22.73 $27.91 $35.27 $17.58 $21.03 $23.63 $26.13 $24.38 $8.49 $12.52 $15.31 $18.04
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 $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 $3,058 $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 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506
Medical $2,214 $5,536 $5,192 $5,274 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993
Housing $5,964 $9,348 $9,348 $12,312 $7,032 $9,348 $9,348 $12,312 $5,964 $9,348 $9,348 $12,312
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 $18,888 $39,959 $49,070 $62,011 $30,887 $36,975 $41,551 $45,932 $29,819 $44,043 $53,838 $63,438
Annual taxes $3,479 $7,316 $8,975 $11,351 $5,669 $6,773 $7,606 $8,424 $5,520 $8,060 $9,842 $11,610
Required annual income before taxes $22,367 $47,276 $58,045 $73,361 $36,556 $43,748 $49,157 $54,357 $50,717 $35,339 $52,103 $63,680 $75,049

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,899
Business & Financial Operations $61,497
Computer & Mathematical $70,210
Architecture & Engineering $73,491
Life, Physical, & Social Science $44,996
Community & Social Service $39,760
Legal $73,965
Education, Training, & Library $40,295
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,465
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,514
Healthcare Support $26,325
Protective Service $33,104
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,513
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,286
Personal Care & Service $22,477
Sales & Related $24,401
Office & Administrative Support $32,775
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $53,308
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,692
Production $44,338
Transportation & Material Moving $33,186