Living Wage Calculation for Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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 $11.30 $23.04 $27.85 $35.07 $18.08 $21.70 $24.28 $27.00 $24.74 $8.72 $12.67 $15.27 $17.94
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 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

*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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731
Medical $2,268 $6,293 $5,949 $6,031 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751
Housing $7,070 $10,095 $10,095 $13,498 $8,216 $10,095 $10,095 $13,498 $7,070 $10,095 $10,095 $13,498
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,048 $40,858 $49,384 $62,179 $32,053 $38,479 $43,055 $47,875 $30,907 $44,942 $54,152 $63,606
Annual taxes $3,464 $7,073 $8,553 $10,760 $5,544 $6,661 $7,455 $8,278 $5,384 $7,782 $9,380 $11,007
Required annual income before taxes $23,512 $47,932 $57,937 $72,939 $37,597 $45,140 $50,510 $56,153 $51,457 $36,291 $52,724 $63,532 $74,614

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,270
Business & Financial Operations $63,513
Computer & Mathematical $76,166
Architecture & Engineering $73,594
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,462
Community & Social Service $42,332
Legal $74,160
Education, Training, & Library $43,206
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,089
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,431
Healthcare Support $30,038
Protective Service $33,474
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,245
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,348
Personal Care & Service $22,364
Sales & Related $28,043
Office & Administrative Support $35,316
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,288
Construction & Extraction $47,475
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,255
Production $34,760
Transportation & Material Moving $31,324