Living Wage Calculation for Hammond, LA

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 $10.90 $22.89 $25.84 $31.68 $17.80 $21.31 $24.26 $26.24 $16.04 $8.89 $12.30 $14.46 $16.16
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567
Medical $2,290 $7,840 $7,559 $7,617 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287
Housing $7,272 $9,468 $9,468 $11,844 $7,320 $9,468 $9,468 $11,844 $7,272 $9,468 $9,468 $11,844
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,440 $40,550 $45,750 $55,895 $31,555 $37,760 $42,962 $46,442 $31,507 $43,560 $51,146 $57,009
Annual taxes $3,240 $7,068 $8,004 $10,002 $5,463 $6,563 $7,499 $8,145 $5,456 $7,609 $9,019 $10,223
Required annual income before taxes $22,680 $47,618 $53,754 $65,897 $37,018 $44,323 $50,460 $54,586 $50,031 $36,964 $51,168 $60,165 $67,232

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $67,917
Business & Financial Operations $51,763
Computer & Mathematical $49,928
Architecture & Engineering $56,703
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,763
Community & Social Service $40,877
Legal $53,597
Education, Training, & Library $45,869
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,572
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,129
Healthcare Support $23,432
Protective Service $26,353
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,963
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,232
Personal Care & Service $19,065
Sales & Related $20,890
Office & Administrative Support $27,716
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,190
Construction & Extraction $35,455
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,663
Production $28,659
Transportation & Material Moving $26,722