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 $10.88 $21.70 $25.34 $29.85 $17.32 $22.12 $24.56 $26.57 $12.41 $8.60 $12.41 $13.94 $15.29
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 $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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,758 $5,884 $7,009 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,758 $5,884 $7,009
Medical $2,325 $7,508 $7,221 $7,382 $5,453 $7,221 $7,382 $7,240 $5,453 $7,221 $7,382 $7,240
Housing $7,272 $9,396 $9,396 $11,664 $7,500 $9,396 $9,396 $11,664 $7,272 $9,396 $9,396 $11,664
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $19,439 $38,544 $44,967 $52,857 $30,788 $39,282 $43,586 $47,128 $30,560 $44,040 $49,470 $54,137
Annual taxes $3,184 $6,601 $7,741 $9,234 $5,230 $6,732 $7,496 $8,144 $5,199 $7,576 $8,540 $9,486
Required annual income before taxes $22,623 $45,145 $52,708 $62,091 $36,018 $46,014 $51,082 $55,272 $51,616 $35,759 $51,616 $58,010 $63,623

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $64,410
Business & Financial Operations $48,810
Computer & Mathematical $51,820
Architecture & Engineering $57,750
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,140
Community & Social Service $38,650
Legal $48,550
Education, Training, & Library $45,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,590
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,020
Healthcare Support $24,600
Protective Service $23,770
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,230
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,410
Personal Care & Service $18,210
Sales & Related $20,070
Office & Administrative Support $27,000
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $32,420
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,050
Production $26,850
Transportation & Material Moving $31,790