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 $13.14 $26.85 $32.63 $41.20 $21.99 $26.41 $29.99 $31.82 $10.62 $14.80 $18.18 $20.69
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $5,481 $10,962 $16,444 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,481 $10,962 $16,444
Medical $2,848 $7,811 $7,499 $7,639 $5,746 $7,499 $7,639 $7,292 $5,746 $7,499 $7,639 $7,292
Housing $6,555 $9,839 $9,839 $12,673 $7,837 $9,839 $9,839 $12,673 $6,555 $9,839 $9,839 $12,673
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $22,588 $46,165 $56,103 $70,826 $37,796 $45,394 $51,559 $54,698 $36,513 $50,875 $62,522 $71,141
Annual taxes $4,742 $9,691 $11,777 $14,868 $7,934 $9,529 $10,823 $11,482 $7,665 $10,680 $13,125 $14,934
Required annual income before taxes $27,329 $55,856 $67,880 $85,694 $45,730 $54,923 $62,382 $66,180 $44,178 $61,555 $75,646 $86,075

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,008
Business & Financial Operations $61,751
Computer & Mathematical $72,902
Architecture & Engineering $72,677
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,334
Community & Social Service $41,495
Legal $75,041
Education, Training, & Library $43,879
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,850
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,623
Healthcare Support $28,410
Protective Service $46,088
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,722
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,799
Personal Care & Service $23,060
Sales & Related $28,400
Office & Administrative Support $36,830
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,799
Construction & Extraction $49,464
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,618
Production $39,080
Transportation & Material Moving $29,791