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 $15.69 $33.35 $44.05 $59.49 $24.38 $29.38 $35.02 $38.09 $11.96 $18.39 $24.92 $30.15
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 $12,600 $25,201 $37,801 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600 $25,201 $37,801
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 $7,512 $10,788 $10,788 $14,640 $8,292 $10,788 $10,788 $14,640 $7,512 $10,788 $10,788 $14,640
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 $26,687 $56,740 $74,953 $101,226 $41,479 $49,984 $59,591 $64,806 $40,699 $62,584 $84,792 $102,607
Annual taxes $5,938 $12,624 $16,677 $22,522 $9,229 $11,121 $13,259 $14,419 $9,055 $13,925 $18,866 $22,829
Required annual income before taxes $32,625 $69,365 $91,629 $123,748 $50,707 $61,105 $72,850 $79,225 $49,754 $76,509 $103,658 $125,437

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,806
Business & Financial Operations $68,544
Computer & Mathematical $78,838
Architecture & Engineering $97,135
Life, Physical, & Social Science $86,520
Community & Social Service $51,060
Legal $70,556
Education, Training, & Library $58,839
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,836
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,727
Healthcare Support $30,741
Protective Service $54,720
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,931
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,532
Personal Care & Service $26,504
Sales & Related $28,077
Office & Administrative Support $40,478
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,453
Construction & Extraction $52,730
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $61,900
Production $46,449
Transportation & Material Moving $34,497