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 $11.72 $23.27 $28.45 $36.22 $17.98 $21.58 $24.18 $27.08 $8.98 $12.80 $15.58 $18.51
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,068 $12,287 $17,506
Medical $2,214 $5,536 $5,192 $5,274 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993 $4,749 $5,192 $5,274 $4,993
Housing $7,728 $10,344 $10,344 $14,040 $7,776 $10,344 $10,344 $14,040 $7,728 $10,344 $10,344 $14,040
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,652 $40,955 $50,066 $63,739 $31,631 $37,971 $42,547 $47,660 $31,583 $45,039 $54,834 $65,166
Annual taxes $3,725 $7,455 $9,114 $11,592 $5,773 $6,912 $7,745 $8,665 $5,766 $8,199 $9,981 $11,852
Required annual income before taxes $24,377 $48,411 $59,180 $75,330 $37,404 $44,883 $50,292 $56,326 $37,349 $53,238 $64,815 $77,018

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,779
Business & Financial Operations $66,126
Computer & Mathematical $81,454
Architecture & Engineering $71,496
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,091
Community & Social Service $45,408
Legal $59,264
Education, Training, & Library $51,662
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,475
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,392
Healthcare Support $26,736
Protective Service $48,998
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,502
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,224
Personal Care & Service $21,233
Sales & Related $23,753
Office & Administrative Support $33,114
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,193
Construction & Extraction $50,448
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,428
Production $37,384
Transportation & Material Moving $32,466