Living Wage Calculation for Cameron Parish, Louisiana

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $11.11 $23.54 $27.41 $33.03 $18.45 $22.78 $25.23 $28.18 $9.23 $13.07 $15.01 $17.21
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $5,932 $8,370 $10,808 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,932 $8,370 $10,808
Medical $2,599 $8,291 $8,003 $8,123 $6,163 $8,003 $8,123 $8,024 $6,163 $8,003 $8,123 $8,024
Housing $7,044 $9,924 $9,924 $12,708 $7,932 $9,924 $9,924 $12,708 $7,932 $9,924 $9,924 $12,708
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $19,787 $41,706 $48,535 $58,269 $32,727 $40,360 $44,686 $49,867 $32,727 $46,292 $53,056 $60,675
Annual taxes $3,325 $7,256 $8,482 $10,425 $5,654 $7,014 $7,791 $8,749 $5,654 $8,079 $9,365 $10,905
Required annual income before taxes $23,112 $48,962 $57,017 $68,694 $38,381 $47,375 $52,478 $58,616 $38,381 $54,371 $62,421 $71,580

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,907
Business & Financial Operations $56,527
Computer & Mathematical $62,544
Architecture & Engineering $77,741
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,816
Community & Social Service $42,591
Legal $65,604
Education, Training, & Library $45,569
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,518
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,968
Healthcare Support $24,335
Protective Service $33,717
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,273
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,793
Personal Care & Service $19,659
Sales & Related $23,806
Office & Administrative Support $30,708
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,916
Construction & Extraction $44,146
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,896
Production $41,483
Transportation & Material Moving $31,877