Living Wage Calculation for Monroe, LA

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 $10.93 $22.64 $26.14 $31.57 $17.63 $21.58 $24.11 $26.25 $24.34 $8.81 $12.44 $14.40 $16.18
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 $7.25 $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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633
Medical $2,261 $7,982 $7,638 $7,721 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440
Housing $6,756 $8,736 $8,736 $11,112 $6,792 $8,736 $8,736 $11,112 $6,756 $8,736 $8,736 $11,112
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,457 $40,087 $46,257 $55,672 $31,248 $38,210 $42,673 $46,430 $31,212 $44,046 $50,908 $57,063
Annual taxes $3,269 $7,007 $8,114 $9,987 $5,428 $6,670 $7,471 $8,171 $5,423 $7,717 $8,998 $10,265
Required annual income before taxes $22,726 $47,093 $54,371 $65,659 $36,676 $44,880 $50,143 $54,601 $50,619 $36,635 $51,763 $59,905 $67,327

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,450
Business & Financial Operations $58,133
Computer & Mathematical $62,536
Architecture & Engineering $65,539
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,758
Community & Social Service $37,805
Legal $54,080
Education, Training, & Library $49,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,359
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,063
Healthcare Support $22,621
Protective Service $33,814
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,124
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,864
Personal Care & Service $19,546
Sales & Related $23,938
Office & Administrative Support $30,255
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,330
Construction & Extraction $35,511
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,176
Production $35,717
Transportation & Material Moving $25,769