Living Wage Calculation for Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, 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 $13.96 $28.33 $34.80 $44.54 $22.76 $27.20 $30.78 $33.10 $11.03 $15.54 $19.27 $22.36
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 $6,660 $13,319 $19,979 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,660 $13,319 $19,979
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 $7,965 $11,202 $11,202 $14,877 $9,175 $11,202 $11,202 $14,877 $7,965 $11,202 $11,202 $14,877
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 $23,998 $48,707 $59,824 $76,565 $39,133 $46,757 $52,923 $56,901 $37,923 $53,417 $66,242 $76,880
Annual taxes $5,038 $10,225 $12,558 $16,073 $8,215 $9,815 $11,110 $11,945 $7,961 $11,213 $13,906 $16,139
Required annual income before taxes $29,035 $58,931 $72,382 $92,638 $47,348 $56,573 $64,033 $68,846 $45,884 $64,630 $80,148 $93,019

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,796
Business & Financial Operations $65,066
Computer & Mathematical $80,238
Architecture & Engineering $75,654
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,033
Community & Social Service $45,065
Legal $70,652
Education, Training, & Library $44,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,285
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,833
Healthcare Support $29,975
Protective Service $38,825
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,282
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,042
Personal Care & Service $23,694
Sales & Related $31,377
Office & Administrative Support $38,190
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,211
Construction & Extraction $48,544
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,781
Production $35,981
Transportation & Material Moving $31,991