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 $10.64 $21.80 $25.44 $30.10 $17.63 $22.22 $24.66 $26.82 $12.46 $8.48 $12.46 $13.99 $15.42
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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,758 $5,884 $7,009 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,758 $5,884 $7,009
Medical $2,325 $7,508 $7,221 $7,382 $5,453 $7,221 $7,382 $7,240 $5,453 $7,221 $7,382 $7,240
Housing $6,844 $9,572 $9,572 $12,125 $8,069 $9,572 $9,572 $12,125 $6,844 $9,572 $9,572 $12,125
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $19,011 $38,720 $45,143 $53,318 $31,357 $39,458 $43,762 $47,589 $30,132 $44,216 $49,646 $54,598
Annual taxes $3,125 $6,625 $7,765 $9,297 $5,309 $6,756 $7,520 $8,207 $5,140 $7,601 $8,564 $9,550
Required annual income before taxes $22,136 $45,345 $52,909 $62,615 $36,665 $46,215 $51,283 $55,796 $51,817 $35,272 $51,817 $58,210 $64,148

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,740
Business & Financial Operations $55,560
Computer & Mathematical $58,790
Architecture & Engineering $69,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,310
Community & Social Service $43,040
Legal $50,430
Education, Training, & Library $45,740
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,810
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $48,510
Healthcare Support $22,390
Protective Service $33,340
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,340
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,030
Personal Care & Service $18,270
Sales & Related $21,790
Office & Administrative Support $28,590
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,580
Construction & Extraction $36,010
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,300
Production $33,290
Transportation & Material Moving $26,550