Living Wage Calculation for Muncie, 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 $10.44 $21.31 $26.03 $32.03 $16.97 $21.20 $23.65 $26.07 $12.20 $8.29 $12.20 $14.30 $16.38
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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,673 $8,789 $11,906
Medical $2,174 $5,891 $5,604 $5,765 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623 $5,089 $5,604 $5,765 $5,623
Housing $6,552 $9,480 $9,480 $12,480 $7,260 $9,480 $9,480 $12,480 $6,552 $9,480 $9,480 $12,480
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $18,568 $37,873 $46,271 $56,943 $30,152 $37,685 $42,044 $46,334 $29,444 $43,358 $50,833 $58,240
Annual taxes $3,151 $6,444 $7,875 $9,689 $5,137 $6,412 $7,154 $7,881 $5,040 $7,378 $8,652 $9,910
Required annual income before taxes $21,720 $44,317 $54,146 $66,632 $35,290 $44,097 $49,198 $54,215 $50,737 $34,484 $50,737 $59,485 $68,150

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,040
Business & Financial Operations $55,700
Computer & Mathematical $62,810
Architecture & Engineering $66,200
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,290
Community & Social Service $36,210
Legal $38,470
Education, Training, & Library $48,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,080
Healthcare Support $23,490
Protective Service $40,480
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,880
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,100
Personal Care & Service $19,890
Sales & Related $21,600
Office & Administrative Support $29,870
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $39,000
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,180
Production $28,480
Transportation & Material Moving $24,790