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 $10.20 $21.57 $26.96 $33.97 $16.78 $20.89 $23.36 $26.14 $12.34 $8.04 $12.34 $14.77 $17.35
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 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109
Medical $1,973 $5,420 $5,134 $5,294 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152
Housing $6,167 $9,073 $9,073 $12,684 $7,440 $9,073 $9,073 $12,684 $6,167 $9,073 $9,073 $12,684
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 $17,982 $38,003 $47,499 $59,880 $29,587 $36,808 $41,167 $46,068 $28,315 $43,488 $52,061 $61,177
Annual taxes $3,238 $6,860 $8,569 $10,782 $5,324 $6,645 $7,429 $8,297 $5,149 $7,847 $9,389 $11,016
Required annual income before taxes $21,220 $44,863 $56,068 $70,663 $34,912 $43,453 $48,596 $54,366 $51,335 $33,464 $51,335 $61,450 $72,193

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,110
Business & Financial Operations $56,320
Computer & Mathematical $62,350
Architecture & Engineering $68,450
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,290
Community & Social Service $44,350
Legal $67,280
Education, Training, & Library $44,560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $27,860
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,130
Healthcare Support $27,690
Protective Service $35,420
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,140
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,680
Personal Care & Service $21,720
Sales & Related $28,770
Office & Administrative Support $32,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,460
Construction & Extraction $41,650
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,770
Production $30,250
Transportation & Material Moving $26,890