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 $11.47 $23.27 $26.77 $33.08 $18.18 $22.21 $24.74 $27.76 $24.97 $9.08 $12.76 $14.72 $16.94
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 $7,752 $9,888 $9,888 $13,872 $7,800 $9,888 $9,888 $13,872 $7,752 $9,888 $9,888 $13,872
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 $20,453 $41,239 $47,409 $58,432 $32,256 $39,362 $43,825 $49,190 $32,208 $45,198 $52,060 $59,823
Annual taxes $3,408 $7,167 $8,275 $10,372 $5,568 $6,830 $7,631 $8,556 $5,562 $7,878 $9,158 $10,650
Required annual income before taxes $23,861 $48,406 $55,684 $68,804 $37,824 $46,192 $51,456 $57,746 $51,932 $37,770 $53,076 $61,218 $70,472

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,433
Business & Financial Operations $56,744
Computer & Mathematical $54,141
Architecture & Engineering $75,827
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,970
Community & Social Service $45,130
Legal $51,251
Education, Training, & Library $46,776
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,139
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,351
Healthcare Support $23,815
Protective Service $34,740
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,412
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,416
Personal Care & Service $20,266
Sales & Related $22,879
Office & Administrative Support $29,113
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,419
Construction & Extraction $42,599
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,457
Production $42,681
Transportation & Material Moving $39,924