Living Wage Calculation for Ann Arbor, MI

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 $13.24 $24.86 $30.04 $38.29 $19.67 $23.16 $25.76 $29.15 $9.74 $13.59 $16.37 $19.55
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506
Medical $2,214 $5,536 $5,192 $5,274 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993
Housing $10,500 $13,236 $13,236 $17,820 $10,860 $13,236 $13,236 $17,820 $10,500 $13,236 $13,236 $17,820
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $23,424 $43,847 $52,958 $67,519 $34,715 $40,863 $45,439 $51,440 $34,355 $47,931 $57,726 $68,946
Annual taxes $4,112 $7,859 $9,517 $12,119 $6,203 $7,316 $8,149 $9,193 $6,153 $8,602 $10,385 $12,379
Required annual income before taxes $27,536 $51,706 $62,475 $79,638 $40,918 $48,179 $53,588 $60,633 $40,508 $56,533 $68,111 $81,325

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,787
Business & Financial Operations $65,241
Computer & Mathematical $79,479
Architecture & Engineering $82,626
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,199
Community & Social Service $50,078
Legal $78,553
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,003
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $31,468
Protective Service $41,107
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,272
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,108
Personal Care & Service $23,558
Sales & Related $28,979
Office & Administrative Support $35,871
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,570
Construction & Extraction $60,838
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,393
Production $33,834
Transportation & Material Moving $30,069