Living Wage Calculation for Jackson, 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 $13.58 $28.60 $37.24 $48.62 $21.92 $25.35 $28.97 $30.75 $10.76 $15.68 $20.50 $24.40
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 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65

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 $10,242 $20,483 $30,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,242 $20,483 $30,725
Medical $2,594 $5,827 $5,515 $5,655 $5,065 $5,515 $5,655 $5,309 $5,065 $5,515 $5,655 $5,309
Housing $7,332 $9,552 $9,552 $12,276 $8,016 $9,552 $9,552 $12,276 $7,332 $9,552 $9,552 $12,276
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 $23,111 $48,655 $63,353 $82,726 $37,294 $43,123 $49,289 $52,317 $36,610 $53,365 $69,772 $83,042
Annual taxes $5,142 $10,825 $14,096 $18,406 $8,298 $9,595 $10,966 $11,640 $8,146 $11,873 $15,524 $18,476
Required annual income before taxes $28,253 $59,481 $77,449 $101,133 $45,592 $52,718 $60,255 $63,957 $44,756 $65,239 $85,296 $101,518

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,425
Business & Financial Operations $67,470
Computer & Mathematical $73,128
Architecture & Engineering $84,565
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,946
Community & Social Service $50,221
Legal $62,764
Education, Training, & Library $49,751
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,704
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,411
Healthcare Support $31,080
Protective Service $58,969
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,223
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,489
Personal Care & Service $25,484
Sales & Related $26,978
Office & Administrative Support $36,594
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $45,689
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,925
Production $38,129
Transportation & Material Moving $33,413