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 $11.30 $23.04 $27.85 $35.07 $18.08 $21.70 $24.28 $27.00 $8.72 $12.67 $15.27 $17.94
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75 $7.75

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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,463 $11,097 $15,731
Medical $2,268 $6,293 $5,949 $6,031 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751 $4,730 $5,949 $6,031 $5,751
Housing $7,070 $10,095 $10,095 $13,498 $8,216 $10,095 $10,095 $13,498 $7,070 $10,095 $10,095 $13,498
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,048 $40,858 $49,384 $62,179 $32,053 $38,479 $43,055 $47,875 $30,907 $44,942 $54,152 $63,606
Annual taxes $3,464 $7,073 $8,553 $10,760 $5,544 $6,661 $7,455 $8,278 $5,384 $7,782 $9,380 $11,007
Required annual income before taxes $23,512 $47,932 $57,937 $72,939 $37,597 $45,140 $50,510 $56,153 $36,291 $52,724 $63,532 $74,614

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,270
Business & Financial Operations $63,513
Computer & Mathematical $76,166
Architecture & Engineering $73,594
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,462
Community & Social Service $42,332
Legal $74,160
Education, Training, & Library $43,206
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,089
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,431
Healthcare Support $30,038
Protective Service $33,474
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,245
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,348
Personal Care & Service $22,364
Sales & Related $28,043
Office & Administrative Support $35,316
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,288
Construction & Extraction $47,475
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,255
Production $34,760
Transportation & Material Moving $31,324