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 $16.50 $33.91 $44.78 $60.38 $25.13 $29.77 $35.42 $38.47 $12.37 $18.67 $25.28 $30.60
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 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87 $9.87

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 $12,885 $25,770 $38,655 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,885 $25,770 $38,655
Medical $2,491 $6,759 $6,546 $6,855 $5,362 $6,546 $6,855 $6,644 $5,362 $6,546 $6,855 $6,644
Housing $8,905 $11,455 $11,455 $15,293 $9,574 $11,455 $11,455 $15,293 $8,905 $11,455 $11,455 $15,293
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 $28,080 $57,693 $76,189 $102,732 $42,761 $50,652 $60,259 $65,459 $42,092 $63,537 $86,029 $104,114
Annual taxes $6,248 $12,836 $16,952 $22,857 $9,514 $11,270 $13,407 $14,564 $9,365 $14,137 $19,141 $23,165
Required annual income before taxes $34,328 $70,529 $93,140 $125,590 $52,275 $61,921 $73,666 $80,023 $51,457 $77,673 $105,169 $127,278

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,888
Business & Financial Operations $66,640
Computer & Mathematical $75,200
Architecture & Engineering $82,315
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,582
Community & Social Service $48,813
Legal $88,564
Education, Training, & Library $52,569
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,994
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,362
Healthcare Support $32,121
Protective Service $40,168
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,547
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,394
Personal Care & Service $27,884
Sales & Related $35,449
Office & Administrative Support $40,756
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,152
Construction & Extraction $49,423
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,013
Production $38,595
Transportation & Material Moving $33,930