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 $11.34 $23.19 $28.72 $36.16 $17.89 $21.74 $24.25 $27.44 $8.95 $12.91 $15.67 $18.77
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 $7,224 $9,552 $9,552 $12,720 $7,224 $9,552 $9,552 $12,720 $7,224 $9,552 $9,552 $12,720
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 $19,963 $40,772 $50,507 $63,585 $31,444 $38,217 $42,632 $48,234 $31,444 $45,401 $55,121 $66,029
Annual taxes $3,634 $7,466 $9,238 $11,628 $5,771 $7,001 $7,804 $8,834 $5,771 $8,308 $10,077 $12,073
Required annual income before taxes $23,597 $48,238 $59,745 $75,213 $37,215 $45,218 $50,436 $57,068 $37,215 $53,710 $65,198 $78,101

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,654
Business & Financial Operations $58,712
Computer & Mathematical $67,789
Architecture & Engineering $65,177
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,194
Community & Social Service $47,744
Legal $56,710
Education, Training, & Library $49,625
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,732
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $30,301
Protective Service $51,180
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,743
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,538
Personal Care & Service $23,186
Sales & Related $24,162
Office & Administrative Support $34,103
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $49,300
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,780
Production $36,624
Transportation & Material Moving $31,633