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 $11.27 $23.42 $26.37 $33.07 $18.17 $21.83 $24.79 $27.63 $16.39 $9.07 $12.56 $14.73 $16.86
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 $7,944 $10,428 $10,428 $14,376 $7,992 $10,428 $10,428 $14,376 $7,944 $10,428 $10,428 $14,376
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 $20,112 $41,510 $46,710 $58,427 $32,227 $38,720 $43,922 $48,974 $32,179 $44,520 $52,106 $59,541
Annual taxes $3,334 $7,202 $8,137 $10,355 $5,557 $6,697 $7,633 $8,498 $5,550 $7,742 $9,153 $10,577
Required annual income before taxes $23,446 $48,712 $54,847 $68,782 $37,784 $45,417 $51,554 $57,472 $51,125 $37,729 $52,262 $61,259 $70,117

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,629
Business & Financial Operations $54,079
Computer & Mathematical $54,038
Architecture & Engineering $74,876
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,900
Community & Social Service $40,918
Legal $62,853
Education, Training, & Library $45,818
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,661
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,597
Healthcare Support $22,355
Protective Service $34,707
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,178
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,792
Personal Care & Service $19,168
Sales & Related $24,241
Office & Administrative Support $29,079
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,092
Construction & Extraction $42,671
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,324
Production $41,707
Transportation & Material Moving $40,211