Living Wage Calculation for Lafayette-West Lafayette, 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 $11.06 $22.60 $26.83 $34.55 $17.73 $20.72 $23.72 $26.37 $15.82 $8.66 $12.17 $14.97 $17.59
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 $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 $7,241 $9,742 $9,742 $13,338 $7,994 $9,742 $9,742 $13,338 $7,241 $9,742 $9,742 $13,338
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 $19,638 $40,088 $47,586 $61,304 $31,462 $36,756 $42,083 $46,789 $30,708 $43,180 $53,112 $62,423
Annual taxes $3,366 $6,919 $8,216 $10,566 $5,420 $6,340 $7,261 $8,051 $5,315 $7,453 $9,171 $10,758
Required annual income before taxes $23,004 $47,007 $55,802 $71,869 $36,882 $43,096 $49,344 $54,840 $49,373 $36,024 $50,632 $62,282 $73,181

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,276
Business & Financial Operations $55,278
Computer & Mathematical $64,503
Architecture & Engineering $76,178
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,471
Community & Social Service $38,530
Legal $51,906
Education, Training, & Library $49,528
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,281
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,412
Healthcare Support $26,507
Protective Service $43,306
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,537
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,206
Personal Care & Service $22,376
Sales & Related $22,960
Office & Administrative Support $30,894
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,789
Construction & Extraction $49,108
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,117
Production $36,787
Transportation & Material Moving $33,897