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 $10.92 $22.30 $27.11 $33.86 $17.20 $20.96 $23.54 $25.79 $23.99 $8.53 $12.30 $14.90 $17.34
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 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

*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 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731
Medical $2,268 $6,293 $5,949 $6,031 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751
Housing $6,372 $8,736 $8,736 $11,304 $6,624 $8,736 $8,736 $11,304 $6,372 $8,736 $8,736 $11,304
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 $19,350 $39,499 $48,025 $59,985 $30,461 $37,120 $41,696 $45,681 $30,209 $43,583 $52,793 $61,412
Annual taxes $3,367 $6,884 $8,363 $10,454 $5,322 $6,471 $7,265 $7,972 $5,286 $7,592 $9,190 $10,701
Required annual income before taxes $22,717 $46,383 $56,388 $70,439 $35,782 $43,591 $48,961 $53,653 $49,908 $35,495 $51,176 $61,984 $72,114

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,641
Business & Financial Operations $51,981
Computer & Mathematical $63,564
Architecture & Engineering $66,445
Life, Physical, & Social Science $31,715
Community & Social Service $37,785
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $51,930
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,079
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,905
Healthcare Support $27,189
Protective Service $43,278
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,391
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,880
Personal Care & Service $21,500
Sales & Related $22,858
Office & Administrative Support $31,715
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $40,398
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,091
Production $33,855
Transportation & Material Moving $26,983