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 $11.27 $23.20 $28.38 $36.39 $18.34 $21.51 $24.11 $27.25 $24.86 $8.75 $12.76 $15.54 $18.60
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 $6,906 $10,212 $10,212 $14,349 $8,423 $10,212 $10,212 $14,349 $6,906 $10,212 $10,212 $14,349
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 $19,830 $40,823 $49,934 $64,048 $32,278 $37,839 $42,415 $47,969 $30,761 $44,907 $54,702 $65,475
Annual taxes $3,611 $7,437 $9,095 $11,635 $5,863 $6,894 $7,727 $8,709 $5,651 $8,180 $9,963 $11,895
Required annual income before taxes $23,440 $48,260 $59,029 $75,682 $38,141 $44,733 $50,142 $56,678 $51,701 $36,413 $53,087 $64,665 $77,370

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,364
Business & Financial Operations $60,334
Computer & Mathematical $64,264
Architecture & Engineering $69,140
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,026
Community & Social Service $45,942
Legal $65,694
Education, Training, & Library $45,284
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,310
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,455
Healthcare Support $30,162
Protective Service $33,083
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,883
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,751
Personal Care & Service $24,062
Sales & Related $29,462
Office & Administrative Support $35,182
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,455
Construction & Extraction $44,502
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,906
Production $31,787
Transportation & Material Moving $31,314