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 $10.23 $22.22 $26.82 $34.52 $17.16 $19.99 $23.01 $25.26 $15.55 $8.29 $11.99 $14.98 $17.58
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,050 $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 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398
Medical $2,243 $5,403 $5,122 $5,179 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849
Housing $5,616 $8,856 $8,856 $11,676 $6,660 $8,856 $8,856 $11,676 $5,616 $8,856 $8,856 $11,676
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 $17,959 $39,048 $47,128 $60,651 $30,146 $35,115 $40,442 $44,372 $29,102 $42,139 $52,653 $61,770
Annual taxes $3,318 $7,176 $8,652 $11,144 $5,550 $6,455 $7,427 $8,166 $5,405 $7,739 $9,660 $11,347
Required annual income before taxes $21,277 $46,224 $55,780 $71,795 $35,697 $41,570 $47,870 $52,538 $48,502 $34,507 $49,879 $62,313 $73,117

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,403
Business & Financial Operations $62,833
Computer & Mathematical $56,478
Architecture & Engineering $68,111
Life, Physical, & Social Science $44,126
Community & Social Service $41,994
Legal $66,061
Education, Training, & Library $46,955
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,791
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,192
Healthcare Support $26,507
Protective Service $32,072
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,926
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,805
Personal Care & Service $21,802
Sales & Related $23,145
Office & Administrative Support $32,370
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,227
Construction & Extraction $49,159
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,359
Production $40,959
Transportation & Material Moving $30,166