Living Wage Calculation for Houma-Thibodaux, 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 $11.09 $22.19 $25.83 $31.18 $17.43 $22.61 $25.04 $27.90 $12.65 $8.70 $12.65 $14.19 $15.96
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 $7,668 $10,284 $10,284 $14,088 $7,716 $10,284 $10,284 $14,088 $7,668 $10,284 $10,284 $14,088
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 $19,835 $39,432 $45,855 $55,281 $31,004 $40,170 $44,474 $49,552 $30,956 $44,928 $50,358 $56,561
Annual taxes $3,238 $6,723 $7,863 $9,567 $5,260 $6,854 $7,618 $8,477 $5,253 $7,698 $8,662 $9,820
Required annual income before taxes $23,073 $46,155 $53,718 $64,848 $36,264 $47,024 $52,092 $58,029 $52,626 $36,209 $52,626 $59,020 $66,380

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,560
Business & Financial Operations $52,750
Computer & Mathematical $51,540
Architecture & Engineering $70,910
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,180
Community & Social Service $37,490
Legal $74,730
Education, Training, & Library $43,910
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,470
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,790
Healthcare Support $20,960
Protective Service $30,610
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,560
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,780
Personal Care & Service $18,490
Sales & Related $23,200
Office & Administrative Support $28,150
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,710
Construction & Extraction $41,430
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,620
Production $42,190
Transportation & Material Moving $0