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 $9.87 $21.54 $26.93 $33.71 $16.54 $20.86 $23.34 $25.87 $12.33 $7.88 $12.33 $14.76 $17.22
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109
Medical $1,973 $5,420 $5,134 $5,294 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152
Housing $5,568 $9,024 $9,024 $12,204 $6,996 $9,024 $9,024 $12,204 $5,568 $9,024 $9,024 $12,204
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $17,383 $37,954 $47,450 $59,400 $29,143 $36,759 $41,117 $45,588 $27,715 $43,439 $52,011 $60,697
Annual taxes $3,156 $6,854 $8,562 $10,716 $5,263 $6,639 $7,423 $8,231 $5,067 $7,840 $9,383 $10,950
Required annual income before taxes $20,538 $44,807 $56,012 $70,116 $34,406 $43,397 $48,540 $53,819 $51,279 $32,782 $51,279 $61,394 $71,647

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,850
Business & Financial Operations $61,580
Computer & Mathematical $73,100
Architecture & Engineering $74,930
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,560
Community & Social Service $43,910
Legal $48,240
Education, Training, & Library $47,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,330
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,480
Healthcare Support $28,000
Protective Service $52,400
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,810
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,960
Personal Care & Service $19,500
Sales & Related $22,730
Office & Administrative Support $31,840
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,010
Construction & Extraction $39,660
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,920
Production $27,890
Transportation & Material Moving $30,500