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 $10.61 $22.50 $27.31 $33.92 $17.33 $21.15 $23.74 $25.85 $24.19 $8.38 $12.40 $15.00 $17.36
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 $5,808 $9,096 $9,096 $11,412 $6,864 $9,096 $9,096 $11,412 $5,808 $9,096 $9,096 $11,412
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 $18,786 $39,859 $48,385 $60,093 $30,701 $37,480 $42,056 $45,789 $29,645 $43,943 $53,153 $61,520
Annual taxes $3,288 $6,934 $8,413 $10,469 $5,355 $6,521 $7,315 $7,987 $5,208 $7,643 $9,241 $10,716
Required annual income before taxes $22,074 $46,793 $56,798 $70,562 $36,056 $44,002 $49,371 $53,776 $50,319 $34,853 $51,586 $62,394 $72,237

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,943
Business & Financial Operations $52,135
Computer & Mathematical $64,274
Architecture & Engineering $65,828
Life, Physical, & Social Science $43,535
Community & Social Service $39,266
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $40,295
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,454
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,211
Healthcare Support $29,092
Protective Service $32,333
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,895
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,913
Personal Care & Service $20,759
Sales & Related $23,537
Office & Administrative Support $31,900
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,988
Construction & Extraction $44,101
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,725
Production $33,639
Transportation & Material Moving $33,752