Living Wage Calculation for Houma-Thibodaux, LA

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 $14.73 $29.55 $35.29 $45.99 $24.02 $28.18 $32.83 $35.02 $12.00 $15.90 $20.04 $22.95
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $6,278 $12,556 $18,833 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,278 $12,556 $18,833
Medical $3,042 $9,387 $9,074 $9,214 $6,993 $9,074 $9,214 $8,868 $6,993 $9,074 $9,214 $8,868
Housing $8,232 $10,476 $10,476 $14,472 $8,280 $10,476 $10,476 $14,472 $8,232 $10,476 $10,476 $14,472
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $2,382 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561
Other $4,247 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944
Required annual income after taxes $26,193 $52,257 $62,197 $80,772 $42,543 $49,889 $57,954 $61,801 $42,495 $56,167 $70,510 $80,634
Annual taxes $4,442 $9,208 $11,205 $14,879 $7,414 $8,721 $10,330 $11,051 $7,407 $9,988 $12,864 $14,851
Required annual income before taxes $30,635 $61,465 $73,402 $95,651 $49,957 $58,610 $68,285 $72,852 $49,903 $66,154 $83,374 $95,485

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,691
Business & Financial Operations $56,841
Computer & Mathematical $59,460
Architecture & Engineering $68,483
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,649
Community & Social Service $45,945
Legal $79,491
Education, Training, & Library $42,405
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,474
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,119
Healthcare Support $23,735
Protective Service $29,474
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,796
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,295
Personal Care & Service $22,323
Sales & Related $24,758
Office & Administrative Support $31,551
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,502
Construction & Extraction $43,643
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,694
Production $46,907
Transportation & Material Moving $0