Living Wage Calculation for Michigan City-La Porte, 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 $10.54 $22.67 $27.83 $34.53 $17.72 $21.58 $24.07 $26.89 $8.54 $12.64 $15.22 $17.95
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $6,570 $11,280 $15,990 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,570 $11,280 $15,990
Medical $2,395 $6,525 $6,237 $6,358 $5,378 $6,237 $6,358 $6,259 $5,378 $6,237 $6,358 $6,259
Housing $5,964 $9,288 $9,288 $11,832 $7,128 $9,288 $9,288 $11,832 $5,964 $9,288 $9,288 $11,832
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $18,652 $40,170 $49,309 $61,168 $31,388 $38,229 $42,643 $47,621 $30,224 $44,799 $53,923 $63,611
Annual taxes $3,267 $6,990 $8,576 $10,653 $5,473 $6,654 $7,419 $8,302 $5,311 $7,793 $9,377 $11,077
Required annual income before taxes $21,920 $47,160 $57,886 $71,820 $36,861 $44,882 $50,063 $55,923 $35,535 $52,592 $63,300 $74,688

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,432
Business & Financial Operations $54,301
Computer & Mathematical $60,704
Architecture & Engineering $67,952
Life, Physical, & Social Science $43,038
Community & Social Service $40,568
Legal $51,282
Education, Training, & Library $42,916
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,243
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,386
Healthcare Support $29,427
Protective Service $33,951
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,598
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,900
Personal Care & Service $21,824
Sales & Related $23,308
Office & Administrative Support $32,863
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,212
Construction & Extraction $45,467
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,733
Production $35,292
Transportation & Material Moving $35,394