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 $15.62 $36.11 $49.94 $67.19 $23.70 $27.66 $31.28 $33.72 $11.78 $19.44 $26.86 $33.69
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 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65

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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $19,084 $38,167 $57,251 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,084 $38,167 $57,251
Medical $2,594 $5,827 $5,515 $5,655 $5,065 $5,515 $5,655 $5,309 $5,065 $5,515 $5,655 $5,309
Housing $10,800 $13,488 $13,488 $17,340 $11,052 $13,488 $13,488 $17,340 $10,800 $13,488 $13,488 $17,340
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $26,579 $61,433 $84,973 $114,316 $40,330 $47,059 $53,225 $57,381 $40,078 $66,143 $91,392 $114,632
Annual taxes $5,914 $13,668 $18,906 $25,435 $8,973 $10,470 $11,842 $12,767 $8,917 $14,716 $20,334 $25,505
Required annual income before taxes $32,493 $75,102 $103,879 $139,751 $49,304 $57,530 $65,067 $70,147 $48,996 $80,860 $111,726 $140,136

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $116,525
Business & Financial Operations $69,680
Computer & Mathematical $75,194
Architecture & Engineering $86,263
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,633
Community & Social Service $51,490
Legal $64,861
Education, Training, & Library $48,758
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,623
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,867
Healthcare Support $32,666
Protective Service $46,856
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,308
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,308
Personal Care & Service $25,095
Sales & Related $32,645
Office & Administrative Support $38,119
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,630
Construction & Extraction $61,710
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,063
Production $36,533
Transportation & Material Moving $32,922