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 $10.18 $21.81 $26.03 $33.08 $16.93 $19.92 $22.93 $24.89 $15.30 $8.22 $11.77 $14.57 $16.85
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 $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 $3,050 $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 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634
Medical $2,297 $6,157 $5,876 $5,934 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604
Housing $5,628 $8,292 $8,292 $10,644 $6,528 $8,292 $8,292 $10,644 $5,628 $8,292 $8,292 $10,644
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 $18,026 $38,638 $46,137 $58,609 $29,996 $35,306 $40,633 $44,094 $29,096 $41,730 $51,662 $59,728
Annual taxes $3,141 $6,717 $8,013 $10,190 $5,216 $6,138 $7,059 $7,676 $5,090 $7,250 $8,969 $10,382
Required annual income before taxes $21,167 $45,355 $54,150 $68,799 $35,212 $41,444 $47,692 $51,770 $47,721 $34,186 $48,980 $60,630 $70,111

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,797
Business & Financial Operations $56,508
Computer & Mathematical $71,914
Architecture & Engineering $68,972
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,823
Community & Social Service $37,013
Legal $55,873
Education, Training, & Library $42,394
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,384
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,141
Healthcare Support $25,482
Protective Service $40,631
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,567
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,191
Personal Care & Service $20,992
Sales & Related $26,732
Office & Administrative Support $32,216
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,206
Construction & Extraction $45,828
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,754
Production $35,629
Transportation & Material Moving $29,787