Living Wage Calculation for Pointe Coupee 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 $16.38 $33.25 $42.56 $55.32 $26.34 $32.16 $37.07 $40.59 $13.17 $18.54 $23.46 $27.68
Poverty Wage $6.53 $8.80 $11.07 $13.34 $8.80 $11.07 $13.34 $15.61 $4.40 $5.54 $6.67 $7.81
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 $3,926 $5,795 $8,707 $11,540 $7,198 $8,966 $11,564 $14,071 $7,198 $8,966 $11,564 $14,071
Child Care $0 $8,316 $16,633 $24,949 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,316 $16,633 $24,949
Medical $3,274 $9,590 $9,600 $9,525 $7,459 $9,600 $9,525 $9,678 $7,459 $9,600 $9,525 $9,678
Housing $9,165 $11,297 $11,297 $14,302 $9,621 $11,297 $11,297 $14,302 $9,621 $11,297 $11,297 $14,302
Transportation $5,477 $9,851 $12,045 $14,484 $9,851 $12,045 $14,484 $15,530 $9,851 $12,045 $14,484 $15,530
Civic $3,074 $6,107 $6,821 $9,300 $6,107 $6,821 $9,300 $7,395 $6,107 $6,821 $9,300 $7,395
Other $4,253 $7,420 $8,755 $9,610 $7,420 $8,755 $9,610 $10,749 $7,420 $8,755 $9,610 $10,749
Required annual income after taxes $29,301 $58,506 $73,989 $93,842 $47,787 $57,616 $65,910 $71,857 $47,787 $65,932 $82,543 $96,806
Annual taxes $4,760 $10,657 $14,526 $21,228 $6,993 $9,270 $11,191 $12,568 $6,993 $11,196 $15,045 $18,349
Required annual income before taxes $34,061 $69,163 $88,515 $115,070 $54,779 $66,886 $77,101 $84,425 $54,779 $77,128 $97,588 $115,155

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,566
Business & Financial Operations $67,299
Computer & Mathematical $70,728
Architecture & Engineering $86,229
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,512
Community & Social Service $51,643
Legal $67,641
Education, Training, & Library $53,153
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,830
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,759
Healthcare Support $25,766
Protective Service $41,477
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,841
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,854
Personal Care & Service $24,675
Sales & Related $27,916
Office & Administrative Support $39,427
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,584
Construction & Extraction $51,091
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,687
Production $49,724
Transportation & Material Moving $38,545