Living Wage Calculation for Fort Wayne, 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 $15.16 $28.58 $35.25 $46.01 $24.05 $28.55 $34.12 $36.55 $11.63 $15.98 $20.48 $23.40
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $5,893 $11,784 $17,677 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,893 $11,784 $17,677
Medical $2,682 $6,684 $6,471 $6,781 $5,504 $6,471 $6,781 $6,569 $5,504 $6,471 $6,781 $6,569
Housing $6,747 $10,057 $10,057 $12,866 $8,107 $10,057 $10,057 $12,866 $6,747 $10,057 $10,057 $12,866
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,114 $49,227 $60,730 $79,253 $41,436 $49,178 $58,785 $62,957 $40,076 $55,071 $70,569 $80,634
Annual taxes $5,417 $10,212 $12,598 $16,440 $8,595 $10,201 $12,194 $13,060 $8,313 $11,424 $14,639 $16,727
Required annual income before taxes $31,531 $59,438 $73,327 $95,693 $50,031 $59,379 $70,979 $76,017 $48,390 $66,494 $85,208 $97,360

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,012
Business & Financial Operations $64,810
Computer & Mathematical $76,526
Architecture & Engineering $76,077
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,896
Community & Social Service $45,850
Legal $68,844
Education, Training, & Library $46,299
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,405
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,772
Healthcare Support $31,287
Protective Service $48,022
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,252
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,483
Personal Care & Service $25,680
Sales & Related $32,111
Office & Administrative Support $39,258
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,430
Construction & Extraction $50,665
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,969
Production $41,398
Transportation & Material Moving $33,919