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 $11.37 $23.32 $26.82 $32.33 $18.09 $22.25 $24.78 $27.01 $25.01 $9.03 $12.78 $14.74 $16.57
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 $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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633
Medical $2,261 $7,982 $7,638 $7,721 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440
Housing $7,572 $9,972 $9,972 $12,504 $7,620 $9,972 $9,972 $12,504 $7,572 $9,972 $9,972 $12,504
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $20,273 $41,323 $47,493 $57,064 $32,076 $39,446 $43,909 $47,822 $32,028 $45,282 $52,144 $58,455
Annual taxes $3,382 $7,179 $8,287 $10,181 $5,543 $6,842 $7,643 $8,365 $5,536 $7,890 $9,170 $10,459
Required annual income before taxes $23,656 $48,502 $55,780 $67,245 $37,619 $46,288 $51,552 $56,187 $52,028 $37,565 $53,172 $61,314 $68,914

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,487
Business & Financial Operations $53,812
Computer & Mathematical $58,719
Architecture & Engineering $69,665
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,503
Community & Social Service $42,280
Legal $54,656
Education, Training, & Library $45,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,295
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,053
Healthcare Support $23,383
Protective Service $25,296
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,155
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,364
Personal Care & Service $19,144
Sales & Related $21,973
Office & Administrative Support $28,547
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,525
Construction & Extraction $37,486
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,649
Production $29,442
Transportation & Material Moving $27,950