Living Wage Calculation for De Soto 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 $14.24 $29.47 $35.21 $45.14 $24.34 $28.10 $32.75 $34.18 $12.17 $15.86 $20.00 $22.53
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $6,278 $12,556 $18,833 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,278 $12,556 $18,833
Medical $3,042 $9,387 $9,074 $9,214 $6,993 $9,074 $9,214 $8,868 $6,993 $9,074 $9,214 $8,868
Housing $7,344 $10,332 $10,332 $12,924 $8,868 $10,332 $10,332 $12,924 $8,868 $10,332 $10,332 $12,924
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $2,382 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561
Other $4,247 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944
Required annual income after taxes $25,305 $52,113 $62,053 $79,224 $43,131 $49,745 $57,810 $60,253 $43,131 $56,023 $70,366 $79,086
Annual taxes $4,318 $9,188 $11,185 $14,663 $7,496 $8,701 $10,310 $10,835 $7,496 $9,968 $12,844 $14,635
Required annual income before taxes $29,623 $61,301 $73,238 $93,887 $50,627 $58,446 $68,121 $71,088 $50,627 $65,990 $83,210 $93,721

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,348
Business & Financial Operations $58,621
Computer & Mathematical $64,646
Architecture & Engineering $78,642
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,030
Community & Social Service $45,280
Legal $66,437
Education, Training, & Library $44,943
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,456
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,669
Healthcare Support $22,292
Protective Service $34,958
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,673
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,783
Personal Care & Service $21,443
Sales & Related $24,840
Office & Administrative Support $32,799
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,354
Construction & Extraction $45,260
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,014
Production $43,203
Transportation & Material Moving $31,663