Living Wage Calculation for Lansing-East Lansing, 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 $15.65 $32.76 $43.61 $58.54 $24.07 $28.65 $34.29 $36.71 $11.94 $18.10 $24.69 $29.68
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 $12,842 $25,684 $38,526 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,842 $25,684 $38,526
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 $7,455 $9,545 $9,545 $12,296 $7,770 $9,545 $9,545 $12,296 $7,455 $9,545 $9,545 $12,296
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 $26,630 $55,739 $74,192 $99,606 $40,957 $48,741 $58,348 $62,462 $40,642 $61,583 $84,032 $100,988
Annual taxes $5,925 $12,402 $16,507 $22,162 $9,113 $10,845 $12,982 $13,897 $9,043 $13,702 $18,697 $22,469
Required annual income before taxes $32,555 $68,141 $90,699 $121,768 $50,069 $59,585 $71,330 $76,359 $49,684 $75,285 $102,728 $123,457

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,114
Business & Financial Operations $71,958
Computer & Mathematical $75,799
Architecture & Engineering $84,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,283
Community & Social Service $52,794
Legal $105,299
Education, Training, & Library $61,579
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,452
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,525
Healthcare Support $31,319
Protective Service $52,730
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,905
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,715
Personal Care & Service $26,429
Sales & Related $29,318
Office & Administrative Support $42,212
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,961
Construction & Extraction $58,572
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,931
Production $42,864
Transportation & Material Moving $36,316