Living Wage Calculation for Muskegon, 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 $13.30 $28.55 $37.25 $48.80 $21.39 $25.24 $28.86 $30.74 $10.62 $15.66 $20.51 $24.49
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 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65

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 $10,348 $20,696 $31,044 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,348 $20,696 $31,044
Medical $2,594 $5,827 $5,515 $5,655 $5,065 $5,515 $5,655 $5,309 $5,065 $5,515 $5,655 $5,309
Housing $6,852 $9,372 $9,372 $12,264 $7,116 $9,372 $9,372 $12,264 $6,852 $9,372 $9,372 $12,264
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 $22,631 $48,581 $63,386 $83,033 $36,394 $42,943 $49,109 $52,305 $36,130 $53,291 $69,805 $83,349
Annual taxes $5,035 $10,809 $14,103 $18,474 $8,098 $9,555 $10,926 $11,637 $8,039 $11,857 $15,531 $18,545
Required annual income before taxes $27,666 $59,390 $77,489 $101,508 $44,492 $52,498 $60,035 $63,942 $44,169 $65,148 $85,336 $101,893

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,389
Business & Financial Operations $61,250
Computer & Mathematical $65,905
Architecture & Engineering $70,560
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,050
Community & Social Service $50,109
Legal $59,593
Education, Training, & Library $52,871
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,641
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $30,078
Protective Service $52,707
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,305
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,088
Personal Care & Service $24,809
Sales & Related $25,218
Office & Administrative Support $36,809
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $51,500
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,073
Production $38,712
Transportation & Material Moving $29,955