Living Wage Calculation for Flint, 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 $10.75 $22.73 $27.91 $35.27 $17.58 $21.03 $23.63 $26.13 $8.49 $12.52 $15.31 $18.04
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 $5,964 $9,348 $9,348 $12,312 $7,032 $9,348 $9,348 $12,312 $5,964 $9,348 $9,348 $12,312
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 $18,888 $39,959 $49,070 $62,011 $30,887 $36,975 $41,551 $45,932 $29,819 $44,043 $53,838 $63,438
Annual taxes $3,479 $7,316 $8,975 $11,351 $5,669 $6,773 $7,606 $8,424 $5,520 $8,060 $9,842 $11,610
Required annual income before taxes $22,367 $47,276 $58,045 $73,361 $36,556 $43,748 $49,157 $54,357 $35,339 $52,103 $63,680 $75,049

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,899
Business & Financial Operations $61,497
Computer & Mathematical $70,210
Architecture & Engineering $73,491
Life, Physical, & Social Science $44,996
Community & Social Service $39,760
Legal $73,965
Education, Training, & Library $40,295
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,465
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,514
Healthcare Support $26,325
Protective Service $33,104
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,513
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,286
Personal Care & Service $22,477
Sales & Related $24,401
Office & Administrative Support $32,775
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $53,308
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,692
Production $44,338
Transportation & Material Moving $33,186