Living Wage Calculation for Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 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 $10.67 $22.60 $27.19 $35.52 $17.82 $20.36 $23.39 $26.26 $15.80 $8.51 $12.18 $15.17 $18.08
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 $6,413 $9,542 $9,542 $13,511 $7,860 $9,542 $9,542 $13,511 $6,413 $9,542 $9,542 $13,511
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 $18,757 $39,734 $47,815 $62,486 $31,347 $35,802 $41,129 $46,207 $29,900 $42,826 $53,340 $63,605
Annual taxes $3,429 $7,272 $8,747 $11,400 $5,718 $6,551 $7,523 $8,422 $5,516 $7,835 $9,755 $11,603
Required annual income before taxes $22,186 $47,006 $56,562 $73,886 $37,065 $42,353 $48,652 $54,629 $49,284 $35,415 $50,661 $63,095 $75,208

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,991
Business & Financial Operations $58,517
Computer & Mathematical $63,735
Architecture & Engineering $67,865
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,153
Community & Social Service $45,305
Legal $70,213
Education, Training, & Library $46,043
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,479
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,162
Healthcare Support $29,274
Protective Service $33,969
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,131
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,159
Personal Care & Service $23,165
Sales & Related $30,607
Office & Administrative Support $34,819
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,227
Construction & Extraction $42,743
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,804
Production $30,935
Transportation & Material Moving $28,280