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 $10.95 $22.80 $27.03 $34.66 $17.82 $20.92 $23.92 $26.48 $15.96 $8.60 $12.27 $15.07 $17.65
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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634
Medical $2,297 $6,157 $5,876 $5,934 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604
Housing $7,035 $10,104 $10,104 $13,542 $8,154 $10,104 $10,104 $13,542 $7,035 $10,104 $10,104 $13,542
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $19,432 $40,450 $47,949 $61,507 $31,622 $37,118 $42,445 $46,992 $30,503 $43,542 $53,474 $62,626
Annual taxes $3,337 $6,969 $8,266 $10,594 $5,443 $6,391 $7,312 $8,080 $5,286 $7,503 $9,221 $10,787
Required annual income before taxes $22,770 $47,419 $56,215 $72,101 $37,065 $43,509 $49,757 $55,072 $49,785 $35,789 $51,045 $62,695 $73,413

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,720
Business & Financial Operations $61,500
Computer & Mathematical $74,364
Architecture & Engineering $71,750
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,072
Community & Social Service $41,226
Legal $70,551
Education, Training, & Library $43,942
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,397
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,017
Healthcare Support $28,444
Protective Service $33,569
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,895
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,180
Personal Care & Service $22,263
Sales & Related $27,019
Office & Administrative Support $34,358
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,328
Construction & Extraction $47,283
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,737
Production $32,790
Transportation & Material Moving $30,381