Living Wage Calculation for Shreveport-Bossier City, 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 $10.87 $23.32 $26.27 $32.35 $18.61 $21.74 $24.69 $26.91 $16.32 $8.87 $12.52 $14.68 $16.49
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567
Medical $2,290 $7,840 $7,559 $7,617 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287
Housing $7,217 $10,256 $10,256 $13,056 $8,810 $10,256 $10,256 $13,056 $7,217 $10,256 $10,256 $13,056
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,385 $41,338 $46,538 $57,107 $33,045 $38,547 $43,749 $47,653 $31,452 $44,347 $51,933 $58,220
Annual taxes $3,232 $7,178 $8,113 $10,171 $5,671 $6,673 $7,609 $8,314 $5,449 $7,718 $9,129 $10,392
Required annual income before taxes $22,617 $48,516 $54,651 $67,278 $38,716 $45,220 $51,358 $55,967 $50,929 $36,901 $52,066 $61,062 $68,613

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,966
Business & Financial Operations $54,151
Computer & Mathematical $60,352
Architecture & Engineering $65,436
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,900
Community & Social Service $44,352
Legal $51,742
Education, Training, & Library $48,144
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,598
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,424
Healthcare Support $23,790
Protective Service $34,481
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,014
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,059
Personal Care & Service $19,137
Sales & Related $23,708
Office & Administrative Support $29,448
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,359
Construction & Extraction $36,121
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,429
Production $35,404
Transportation & Material Moving $27,409