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 $11.01 $23.02 $25.97 $31.94 $17.90 $21.44 $24.39 $26.51 $16.12 $8.94 $12.37 $14.53 $16.29
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567
Medical $2,290 $7,840 $7,559 $7,617 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287
Housing $7,464 $9,708 $9,708 $12,324 $7,512 $9,708 $9,708 $12,324 $7,464 $9,708 $9,708 $12,324
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,632 $40,790 $45,990 $56,375 $31,747 $38,000 $43,202 $46,922 $31,699 $43,800 $51,386 $57,489
Annual taxes $3,267 $7,101 $8,037 $10,069 $5,490 $6,596 $7,532 $8,212 $5,483 $7,642 $9,053 $10,290
Required annual income before taxes $22,899 $47,892 $54,027 $66,444 $37,237 $44,596 $50,734 $55,133 $50,305 $37,182 $51,442 $60,438 $67,779

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,661
Business & Financial Operations $56,724
Computer & Mathematical $55,842
Architecture & Engineering $62,443
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,924
Community & Social Service $39,729
Legal $55,565
Education, Training, & Library $47,191
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,347
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,467
Healthcare Support $22,109
Protective Service $32,134
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,086
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,793
Personal Care & Service $18,778
Sales & Related $23,473
Office & Administrative Support $29,858
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,600
Construction & Extraction $32,851
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,638
Production $32,636
Transportation & Material Moving $25,051