Living Wage Calculation for Elkhart-Goshen, IN

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 $10.70 $22.92 $28.07 $34.73 $17.89 $21.82 $24.31 $27.08 $8.62 $12.76 $15.34 $18.05
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 $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 $3,075 $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 $6,570 $11,280 $15,990 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,570 $11,280 $15,990
Medical $2,395 $6,525 $6,237 $6,358 $5,378 $6,237 $6,358 $6,259 $5,378 $6,237 $6,358 $6,259
Housing $6,252 $9,732 $9,732 $12,192 $7,428 $9,732 $9,732 $12,192 $6,252 $9,732 $9,732 $12,192
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 $18,940 $40,614 $49,753 $61,528 $31,688 $38,673 $43,087 $47,981 $30,512 $45,243 $54,367 $63,971
Annual taxes $3,307 $7,052 $8,638 $10,703 $5,515 $6,716 $7,481 $8,353 $5,351 $7,855 $9,438 $11,127
Required annual income before taxes $22,248 $47,666 $58,392 $72,230 $37,203 $45,388 $50,569 $56,334 $35,863 $53,098 $63,806 $75,098

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,534
Business & Financial Operations $56,395
Computer & Mathematical $62,270
Architecture & Engineering $61,548
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,378
Community & Social Service $41,971
Legal $49,137
Education, Training, & Library $40,731
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,037
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,960
Healthcare Support $28,594
Protective Service $39,572
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,011
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,415
Personal Care & Service $24,335
Sales & Related $29,173
Office & Administrative Support $35,384
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,912
Construction & Extraction $44,258
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,817
Production $36,065
Transportation & Material Moving $33,402