Living Wage Calculation for Fort Wayne, 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 $10.08 $20.77 $25.49 $31.19 $16.64 $20.66 $23.11 $25.22 $11.93 $8.11 $11.93 $14.03 $15.96
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 $3,047 $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 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906
Medical $2,174 $5,891 $5,604 $5,765 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623
Housing $5,892 $8,496 $8,496 $10,932 $6,672 $8,496 $8,496 $10,932 $5,892 $8,496 $8,496 $10,932
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 $17,908 $36,889 $45,287 $55,395 $29,564 $36,701 $41,060 $44,786 $28,784 $42,374 $49,849 $56,692
Annual taxes $3,061 $6,308 $7,739 $9,476 $5,056 $6,276 $7,019 $7,668 $4,949 $7,243 $8,517 $9,697
Required annual income before taxes $20,969 $43,197 $53,027 $64,871 $34,621 $42,978 $48,079 $52,455 $49,617 $33,734 $49,617 $58,365 $66,389

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,600
Business & Financial Operations $55,140
Computer & Mathematical $65,020
Architecture & Engineering $63,020
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,220
Community & Social Service $36,200
Legal $58,900
Education, Training, & Library $40,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,540
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,360
Healthcare Support $24,150
Protective Service $41,640
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,630
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,630
Personal Care & Service $20,440
Sales & Related $24,230
Office & Administrative Support $30,510
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,990
Construction & Extraction $42,760
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,700
Production $33,510
Transportation & Material Moving $27,850