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 $11.65 $23.70 $29.24 $36.93 $18.30 $22.25 $24.76 $28.21 $9.10 $13.17 $15.93 $19.16
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 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45 $9.45

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 $7,184 $12,489 $17,795 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,184 $12,489 $17,795
Medical $2,446 $6,250 $5,962 $6,082 $5,338 $5,962 $6,082 $5,983 $5,338 $5,962 $6,082 $5,983
Housing $7,788 $10,488 $10,488 $14,124 $7,968 $10,488 $10,488 $14,124 $7,788 $10,488 $10,488 $14,124
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 $20,527 $41,708 $51,443 $64,989 $32,188 $39,153 $43,568 $49,638 $32,008 $46,337 $56,057 $67,433
Annual taxes $3,713 $7,596 $9,368 $11,824 $5,875 $7,131 $7,935 $9,030 $5,850 $8,439 $10,208 $12,269
Required annual income before taxes $24,240 $49,305 $60,811 $76,813 $38,063 $46,285 $51,503 $58,667 $37,858 $54,776 $66,265 $79,701

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,748
Business & Financial Operations $62,859
Computer & Mathematical $79,520
Architecture & Engineering $78,503
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,672
Community & Social Service $45,315
Legal $60,003
Education, Training, & Library $48,791
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,492
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,412
Healthcare Support $28,157
Protective Service $48,740
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,919
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,636
Personal Care & Service $22,342
Sales & Related $24,263
Office & Administrative Support $33,778
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,148
Construction & Extraction $51,800
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,100
Production $35,892
Transportation & Material Moving $31,989