Living Wage Calculation for Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 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 $11.68 $23.78 $29.31 $37.28 $18.75 $22.33 $24.84 $28.55 $9.11 $13.21 $15.97 $19.33
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 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45

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 $7,184 $12,489 $17,795 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,184 $12,489 $17,795
Medical $2,446 $6,250 $5,962 $6,082 $5,338 $5,962 $6,082 $5,983 $5,338 $5,962 $6,082 $5,983
Housing $7,831 $10,631 $10,631 $14,756 $8,790 $10,631 $10,631 $14,756 $7,831 $10,631 $10,631 $14,756
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 $20,570 $41,851 $51,586 $65,621 $33,010 $39,296 $43,710 $50,270 $32,051 $46,480 $56,199 $68,065
Annual taxes $3,719 $7,616 $9,388 $11,912 $5,990 $7,151 $7,955 $9,118 $5,856 $8,459 $10,228 $12,357
Required annual income before taxes $24,288 $49,467 $60,974 $77,534 $39,000 $46,447 $51,665 $59,388 $37,907 $54,939 $66,427 $80,422

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,839
Business & Financial Operations $60,298
Computer & Mathematical $66,397
Architecture & Engineering $69,812
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,797
Community & Social Service $45,935
Legal $64,222
Education, Training, & Library $49,493
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,331
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,081
Healthcare Support $30,484
Protective Service $34,134
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,227
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,585
Personal Care & Service $24,345
Sales & Related $29,641
Office & Administrative Support $35,699
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,436
Construction & Extraction $44,492
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,563
Production $32,507
Transportation & Material Moving $31,267