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 $11.40 $22.85 $27.66 $34.93 $18.01 $21.51 $24.09 $26.86 $24.55 $8.77 $12.58 $15.18 $17.87
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

*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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731
Medical $2,268 $6,293 $5,949 $6,031 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751
Housing $7,242 $9,746 $9,746 $13,250 $8,095 $9,746 $9,746 $13,250 $7,242 $9,746 $9,746 $13,250
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,220 $40,509 $49,035 $61,931 $31,931 $38,130 $42,706 $47,627 $31,079 $44,593 $53,803 $63,358
Annual taxes $3,488 $7,025 $8,504 $10,725 $5,527 $6,612 $7,406 $8,243 $5,408 $7,733 $9,331 $10,973
Required annual income before taxes $23,708 $47,534 $57,539 $72,656 $37,458 $44,742 $50,112 $55,871 $51,059 $36,487 $52,327 $63,135 $74,331

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,877
Business & Financial Operations $57,783
Computer & Mathematical $63,266
Architecture & Engineering $74,952
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,390
Community & Social Service $42,836
Legal $53,637
Education, Training, & Library $50,736
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,858
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,839
Healthcare Support $28,835
Protective Service $42,476
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,937
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,319
Personal Care & Service $23,763
Sales & Related $23,393
Office & Administrative Support $32,425
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,507
Construction & Extraction $50,242
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,072
Production $37,960
Transportation & Material Moving $33,886