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 $10.74 $22.46 $27.27 $34.03 $17.45 $21.12 $23.70 $25.96 $8.44 $12.38 $14.98 $17.42
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 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

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 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731
Medical $2,268 $6,293 $5,949 $6,031 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751
Housing $6,036 $9,024 $9,024 $11,604 $7,080 $9,024 $9,024 $11,604 $6,036 $9,024 $9,024 $11,604
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 $19,014 $39,787 $48,313 $60,285 $30,917 $37,408 $41,984 $45,981 $29,873 $43,871 $53,081 $61,712
Annual taxes $3,320 $6,924 $8,403 $10,495 $5,385 $6,511 $7,305 $8,014 $5,240 $7,633 $9,231 $10,743
Required annual income before taxes $22,334 $46,711 $56,716 $70,780 $36,302 $43,919 $49,289 $53,995 $35,112 $51,504 $62,312 $72,455

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,379
Business & Financial Operations $58,050
Computer & Mathematical $71,033
Architecture & Engineering $69,685
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,014
Community & Social Service $38,279
Legal $67,103
Education, Training, & Library $40,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,306
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,170
Healthcare Support $26,695
Protective Service $40,943
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,803
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,259
Personal Care & Service $21,315
Sales & Related $27,827
Office & Administrative Support $33,145
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,648
Construction & Extraction $46,035
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,589
Production $37,435
Transportation & Material Moving $30,265