Living Wage Calculation for Battle Creek, 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 $10.58 $22.94 $28.47 $35.67 $17.89 $21.48 $23.99 $26.95 $8.56 $12.78 $15.54 $18.53
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45

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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $7,184 $12,489 $17,795 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,184 $12,489 $17,795
Medical $2,446 $6,250 $5,962 $6,082 $5,338 $5,962 $6,082 $5,983 $5,338 $5,962 $6,082 $5,983
Housing $5,832 $9,084 $9,084 $11,832 $7,212 $9,084 $9,084 $11,832 $5,832 $9,084 $9,084 $11,832
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $18,571 $40,304 $50,039 $62,697 $31,432 $37,749 $42,164 $47,346 $30,052 $44,933 $54,653 $65,141
Annual taxes $3,440 $7,401 $9,172 $11,504 $5,770 $6,936 $7,739 $8,710 $5,577 $8,243 $10,012 $11,949
Required annual income before taxes $22,011 $47,705 $59,211 $74,201 $37,202 $44,685 $49,903 $56,056 $35,629 $53,176 $64,665 $77,089

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,889
Business & Financial Operations $67,454
Computer & Mathematical $76,592
Architecture & Engineering $78,046
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $42,581
Legal $78,859
Education, Training, & Library $48,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,468
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,815
Healthcare Support $30,444
Protective Service $50,468
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,783
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,839
Personal Care & Service $23,796
Sales & Related $24,924
Office & Administrative Support $34,987
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,642
Construction & Extraction $51,038
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,181
Production $37,468
Transportation & Material Moving $32,782