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 $10.58 $21.40 $25.04 $29.50 $16.92 $21.82 $24.26 $26.22 $12.26 $8.45 $12.26 $13.79 $15.12
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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,758 $5,884 $7,009 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,758 $5,884 $7,009
Medical $2,325 $7,508 $7,221 $7,382 $5,453 $7,221 $7,382 $7,240 $5,453 $7,221 $7,382 $7,240
Housing $6,732 $8,844 $8,844 $11,016 $6,780 $8,844 $8,844 $11,016 $6,732 $8,844 $8,844 $11,016
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $18,899 $37,992 $44,415 $52,209 $30,068 $38,730 $43,034 $46,480 $30,020 $43,488 $48,918 $53,489
Annual taxes $3,109 $6,525 $7,665 $9,145 $5,131 $6,656 $7,420 $8,055 $5,125 $7,501 $8,464 $9,397
Required annual income before taxes $22,008 $44,517 $52,080 $61,354 $35,199 $45,386 $50,454 $54,535 $50,988 $35,145 $50,988 $57,382 $62,886

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,360
Business & Financial Operations $50,680
Computer & Mathematical $43,610
Architecture & Engineering $57,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,460
Community & Social Service $39,930
Legal $52,780
Education, Training, & Library $45,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,810
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $47,060
Healthcare Support $19,730
Protective Service $26,390
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,260
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $18,740
Personal Care & Service $18,090
Sales & Related $20,860
Office & Administrative Support $27,750
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,050
Construction & Extraction $33,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,320
Production $34,360
Transportation & Material Moving $24,300