Living Wage Calculation for Baton Rouge, LA

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 $16.36 $31.94 $39.37 $51.00 $25.86 $31.35 $36.84 $39.75 $12.72 $17.71 $22.50 $25.99
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $6,787 $13,573 $20,360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,787 $13,573 $20,360
Medical $2,722 $9,078 $8,864 $9,174 $6,353 $8,864 $9,174 $8,963 $6,353 $8,864 $9,174 $8,963
Housing $9,207 $11,745 $11,745 $14,982 $9,930 $11,745 $11,745 $14,982 $9,207 $11,745 $11,745 $14,982
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $27,923 $53,187 $65,547 $84,920 $43,066 $52,201 $61,341 $66,179 $42,343 $58,988 $74,914 $86,539
Annual taxes $6,109 $13,255 $16,336 $21,164 $10,733 $13,010 $15,287 $16,493 $10,553 $14,701 $18,670 $21,567
Required annual income before taxes $34,032 $66,442 $81,882 $106,084 $53,799 $65,211 $76,629 $82,672 $52,896 $73,689 $93,584 $108,106

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,807
Business & Financial Operations $60,295
Computer & Mathematical $72,407
Architecture & Engineering $91,956
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,929
Community & Social Service $52,023
Legal $64,928
Education, Training, & Library $49,381
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,060
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,081
Healthcare Support $25,188
Protective Service $36,690
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,886
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,851
Personal Care & Service $24,557
Sales & Related $27,681
Office & Administrative Support $37,546
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,417
Construction & Extraction $52,623
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,179
Production $60,262
Transportation & Material Moving $35,182