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 $13.28 $26.99 $33.42 $42.50 $21.43 $25.90 $29.48 $31.18 $10.69 $14.87 $18.58 $21.34
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 $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 $3,246 $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 $6,592 $13,183 $19,775 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,592 $13,183 $19,775
Medical $2,848 $7,811 $7,499 $7,639 $5,746 $7,499 $7,639 $7,292 $5,746 $7,499 $7,639 $7,292
Housing $6,804 $8,964 $8,964 $11,580 $6,876 $8,964 $8,964 $11,580 $6,804 $8,964 $8,964 $11,580
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 $22,837 $46,401 $57,449 $73,064 $36,835 $44,519 $50,685 $53,604 $36,763 $51,111 $63,868 $73,379
Annual taxes $4,794 $9,741 $12,060 $15,338 $7,732 $9,345 $10,640 $11,253 $7,717 $10,729 $13,407 $15,404
Required annual income before taxes $27,631 $56,141 $69,509 $88,402 $44,567 $53,864 $61,324 $64,857 $44,480 $61,840 $77,275 $88,783

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,726
Business & Financial Operations $53,925
Computer & Mathematical $69,076
Architecture & Engineering $66,304
Life, Physical, & Social Science $37,638
Community & Social Service $42,272
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $49,342
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,907
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,974
Healthcare Support $27,530
Protective Service $45,536
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,492
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,254
Personal Care & Service $24,993
Sales & Related $23,735
Office & Administrative Support $34,098
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,530
Construction & Extraction $44,124
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,912
Production $37,096
Transportation & Material Moving $28,369