Living Wage Calculation for Monroe, MI

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 $11.72 $23.27 $28.45 $36.22 $17.98 $21.58 $24.18 $27.08 $24.93 $8.98 $12.80 $15.58 $18.51
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 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

*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 $3,058 $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 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506
Medical $2,214 $5,536 $5,192 $5,274 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993
Housing $7,728 $10,344 $10,344 $14,040 $7,776 $10,344 $10,344 $14,040 $7,728 $10,344 $10,344 $14,040
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 $20,652 $40,955 $50,066 $63,739 $31,631 $37,971 $42,547 $47,660 $31,583 $45,039 $54,834 $65,166
Annual taxes $3,725 $7,455 $9,114 $11,592 $5,773 $6,912 $7,745 $8,665 $5,766 $8,199 $9,981 $11,852
Required annual income before taxes $24,377 $48,411 $59,180 $75,330 $37,404 $44,883 $50,292 $56,326 $51,852 $37,349 $53,238 $64,815 $77,018

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,779
Business & Financial Operations $66,126
Computer & Mathematical $81,454
Architecture & Engineering $71,496
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,091
Community & Social Service $45,408
Legal $59,264
Education, Training, & Library $51,662
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,475
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,392
Healthcare Support $26,736
Protective Service $48,998
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,502
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,224
Personal Care & Service $21,233
Sales & Related $23,753
Office & Administrative Support $33,114
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,193
Construction & Extraction $50,448
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,428
Production $37,384
Transportation & Material Moving $32,466