Living Wage Calculation for Jackson, MI

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 $10.38 $22.43 $27.02 $34.77 $17.48 $20.19 $23.22 $25.52 $15.68 $8.37 $12.09 $15.08 $17.70
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 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

*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 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,024 $12,211 $17,398
Medical $2,243 $5,403 $5,122 $5,179 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849 $4,619 $5,122 $5,179 $4,849
Housing $5,892 $9,228 $9,228 $12,144 $7,248 $9,228 $9,228 $12,144 $5,892 $9,228 $9,228 $12,144
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 $18,235 $39,420 $47,500 $61,119 $30,734 $35,487 $40,814 $44,840 $29,378 $42,511 $53,025 $62,238
Annual taxes $3,357 $7,228 $8,703 $11,210 $5,632 $6,507 $7,479 $8,232 $5,443 $7,791 $9,712 $11,413
Required annual income before taxes $21,592 $46,648 $56,204 $72,328 $36,367 $41,994 $48,293 $53,071 $48,925 $34,822 $50,303 $62,737 $73,650

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,466
Business & Financial Operations $68,040
Computer & Mathematical $85,803
Architecture & Engineering $82,062
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,758
Community & Social Service $45,018
Legal $61,849
Education, Training, & Library $51,178
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,357
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,109
Healthcare Support $27,901
Protective Service $55,442
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,145
Personal Care & Service $21,546
Sales & Related $25,020
Office & Administrative Support $34,471
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,847
Construction & Extraction $43,265
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,299
Production $31,304
Transportation & Material Moving $32,329