Living Wage Calculation for Monroe, 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 $13.67 $29.85 $39.35 $52.13 $21.83 $25.73 $29.35 $31.64 $10.80 $16.31 $21.56 $26.16
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 $11,721 $23,442 $35,164 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,721 $23,442 $35,164
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 $7,476 $10,200 $10,200 $13,800 $7,872 $10,200 $10,200 $13,800 $7,476 $10,200 $10,200 $13,800
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 $23,255 $50,782 $66,960 $88,689 $37,150 $43,771 $49,937 $53,841 $36,754 $55,492 $73,379 $89,005
Annual taxes $5,174 $11,299 $14,898 $19,733 $8,266 $9,739 $11,111 $11,979 $8,178 $12,347 $16,326 $19,803
Required annual income before taxes $28,429 $62,081 $81,858 $108,422 $45,416 $53,510 $61,048 $65,820 $44,932 $67,839 $89,705 $108,808

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,120
Business & Financial Operations $64,380
Computer & Mathematical $78,928
Architecture & Engineering $92,484
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,552
Community & Social Service $48,329
Legal $74,969
Education, Training, & Library $52,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,398
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,345
Healthcare Support $28,543
Protective Service $50,815
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,814
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,633
Personal Care & Service $24,881
Sales & Related $25,515
Office & Administrative Support $36,625
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,096
Construction & Extraction $52,380
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,800
Production $42,723
Transportation & Material Moving $31,919