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 $12.89 $27.08 $33.34 $42.36 $21.66 $26.15 $29.74 $31.55 $10.50 $14.91 $18.53 $21.27
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 $6,299 $12,598 $18,898 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,299 $12,598 $18,898
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 $6,132 $9,408 $9,408 $12,216 $7,284 $9,408 $9,408 $12,216 $6,132 $9,408 $9,408 $12,216
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 $22,165 $46,552 $57,308 $72,823 $37,243 $44,963 $51,129 $54,240 $36,091 $51,262 $63,727 $73,138
Annual taxes $4,653 $9,772 $12,030 $15,287 $7,818 $9,439 $10,733 $11,386 $7,576 $10,761 $13,378 $15,353
Required annual income before taxes $26,818 $56,324 $69,338 $88,110 $45,061 $54,402 $61,862 $65,626 $43,667 $62,023 $77,104 $88,492

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,864
Business & Financial Operations $55,459
Computer & Mathematical $57,945
Architecture & Engineering $66,560
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,048
Community & Social Service $42,416
Legal $46,385
Education, Training, & Library $40,789
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $25,494
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,235
Healthcare Support $29,760
Protective Service $36,554
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,847
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,446
Personal Care & Service $24,962
Sales & Related $24,799
Office & Administrative Support $34,487
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,395
Construction & Extraction $44,728
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,590
Production $36,328
Transportation & Material Moving $32,512