Living Wage Calculation for Michigan City-La Porte, 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 $9.93 $21.10 $25.83 $31.67 $16.72 $21.00 $23.45 $25.70 $12.09 $8.03 $12.09 $14.20 $16.20
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 $5,616 $9,108 $9,108 $11,820 $6,804 $9,108 $9,108 $11,820 $5,616 $9,108 $9,108 $11,820
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 $17,632 $37,501 $45,899 $56,283 $29,696 $37,313 $41,672 $45,674 $28,508 $42,986 $50,461 $57,580
Annual taxes $3,023 $6,392 $7,824 $9,598 $5,075 $6,360 $7,103 $7,790 $4,911 $7,327 $8,601 $9,819
Required annual income before taxes $20,655 $43,894 $53,723 $65,881 $34,771 $43,674 $48,775 $53,465 $50,313 $33,420 $50,313 $59,062 $67,399

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $70,050
Business & Financial Operations $50,030
Computer & Mathematical $57,380
Architecture & Engineering $61,450
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,090
Community & Social Service $35,460
Legal $46,940
Education, Training, & Library $43,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,330
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,390
Healthcare Support $26,960
Protective Service $33,000
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,680
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,450
Personal Care & Service $18,980
Sales & Related $22,120
Office & Administrative Support $29,360
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $49,220
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,850
Production $29,980
Transportation & Material Moving $32,460