Living Wage Calculation for Muncie, 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 $10.93 $22.40 $27.56 $34.25 $17.49 $21.31 $23.80 $26.60 $8.74 $12.51 $15.08 $17.81
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 $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 $3,075 $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 $6,570 $11,280 $15,990 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,570 $11,280 $15,990
Medical $2,395 $6,525 $6,237 $6,358 $5,378 $6,237 $6,358 $6,259 $5,378 $6,237 $6,358 $6,259
Housing $6,684 $8,796 $8,796 $11,316 $6,708 $8,796 $8,796 $11,316 $6,684 $8,796 $8,796 $11,316
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 $19,372 $39,678 $48,817 $60,652 $30,968 $37,737 $42,151 $47,105 $30,944 $44,307 $53,431 $63,095
Annual taxes $3,368 $6,922 $8,507 $10,581 $5,415 $6,585 $7,351 $8,230 $5,411 $7,725 $9,308 $11,005
Required annual income before taxes $22,740 $46,600 $57,325 $71,232 $36,382 $44,322 $49,502 $55,335 $36,355 $52,032 $62,739 $74,100

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,405
Business & Financial Operations $51,851
Computer & Mathematical $67,423
Architecture & Engineering $67,383
Life, Physical, & Social Science $33,412
Community & Social Service $38,230
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $50,743
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,806
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,210
Healthcare Support $28,492
Protective Service $45,000
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,506
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,567
Personal Care & Service $23,257
Sales & Related $22,515
Office & Administrative Support $32,680
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $40,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,972
Production $34,804
Transportation & Material Moving $31,450