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 $10.29 $21.82 $26.05 $33.19 $16.82 $19.94 $22.94 $25.00 $15.30 $8.27 $11.78 $14.58 $16.91
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,424 $11,029 $15,634
Medical $2,297 $6,157 $5,876 $5,934 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604 $4,600 $5,876 $5,934 $5,604
Housing $5,832 $8,316 $8,316 $10,848 $6,324 $8,316 $8,316 $10,848 $5,832 $8,316 $8,316 $10,848
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $18,230 $38,662 $46,161 $58,813 $29,792 $35,330 $40,657 $44,298 $29,300 $41,754 $51,686 $59,932
Annual taxes $3,169 $6,720 $8,017 $10,218 $5,187 $6,141 $7,062 $7,704 $5,119 $7,254 $8,972 $10,411
Required annual income before taxes $21,399 $45,382 $54,178 $69,032 $34,979 $41,471 $47,719 $52,002 $47,748 $34,419 $49,008 $60,658 $70,343

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,727
Business & Financial Operations $55,022
Computer & Mathematical $64,637
Architecture & Engineering $62,166
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,506
Community & Social Service $35,783
Legal $38,294
Education, Training, & Library $51,107
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,260
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,624
Healthcare Support $24,949
Protective Service $40,672
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,557
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,988
Personal Care & Service $20,408
Sales & Related $22,304
Office & Administrative Support $31,498
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $38,294
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,950
Production $29,961
Transportation & Material Moving $30,935