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 $10.80 $21.47 $26.19 $32.48 $17.34 $21.36 $23.81 $26.51 $12.28 $8.47 $12.28 $14.38 $16.60
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 $3,047 $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 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906
Medical $2,174 $5,891 $5,604 $5,765 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623
Housing $7,207 $9,776 $9,776 $13,294 $7,948 $9,776 $9,776 $13,294 $7,207 $9,776 $9,776 $13,294
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 $19,223 $38,169 $46,567 $57,757 $30,841 $37,981 $42,339 $47,148 $30,099 $43,654 $51,128 $59,054
Annual taxes $3,241 $6,484 $7,915 $9,800 $5,232 $6,452 $7,195 $7,993 $5,130 $7,419 $8,693 $10,021
Required annual income before taxes $22,464 $44,653 $54,482 $67,557 $36,072 $44,433 $49,534 $55,141 $51,073 $35,229 $51,073 $59,821 $69,076

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,200
Business & Financial Operations $51,450
Computer & Mathematical $60,230
Architecture & Engineering $71,750
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,300
Community & Social Service $36,190
Legal $52,900
Education, Training, & Library $47,540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,720
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,960
Healthcare Support $26,550
Protective Service $40,810
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,360
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,430
Personal Care & Service $19,830
Sales & Related $22,490
Office & Administrative Support $29,170
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,370
Construction & Extraction $43,950
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,280
Production $34,670
Transportation & Material Moving $34,220