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 $10.14 $22.05 $26.28 $33.30 $16.95 $20.17 $23.18 $25.11 $15.46 $8.20 $11.90 $14.70 $16.97
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $5,556 $8,748 $8,748 $11,052 $6,576 $8,748 $8,748 $11,052 $5,556 $8,748 $8,748 $11,052
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 $17,954 $39,094 $46,593 $59,017 $30,044 $35,762 $41,089 $44,502 $29,024 $42,186 $52,118 $60,136
Annual taxes $3,131 $6,780 $8,077 $10,247 $5,222 $6,202 $7,123 $7,732 $5,080 $7,314 $9,032 $10,439
Required annual income before taxes $21,084 $45,874 $54,670 $69,264 $35,266 $41,963 $48,211 $52,235 $48,240 $34,104 $49,500 $61,150 $70,576

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,366
Business & Financial Operations $51,025
Computer & Mathematical $62,556
Architecture & Engineering $66,266
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,100
Community & Social Service $38,858
Legal $48,032
Education, Training, & Library $43,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,584
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,492
Healthcare Support $27,521
Protective Service $32,083
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,660
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,225
Personal Care & Service $20,152
Sales & Related $22,755
Office & Administrative Support $30,965
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $49,303
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,994
Production $33,210
Transportation & Material Moving $35,086