Living Wage Calculation for Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

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 $15.54 $32.28 $40.48 $52.66 $25.47 $30.90 $36.39 $39.06 $11.99 $17.88 $23.05 $26.82
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $8,091 $16,181 $24,272 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,091 $16,181 $24,272
Medical $2,722 $9,078 $8,864 $9,174 $6,353 $8,864 $9,174 $8,963 $6,353 $8,864 $9,174 $8,963
Housing $7,804 $10,994 $10,994 $13,835 $9,268 $10,994 $10,994 $13,835 $7,804 $10,994 $10,994 $13,835
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $26,520 $53,741 $67,405 $87,686 $42,404 $51,451 $60,591 $65,032 $40,941 $59,542 $76,772 $89,304
Annual taxes $5,802 $13,393 $16,799 $21,853 $10,568 $12,823 $15,100 $16,207 $8,957 $14,839 $19,133 $22,256
Required annual income before taxes $32,322 $67,134 $84,203 $109,539 $52,972 $64,273 $75,691 $81,239 $49,897 $74,381 $95,905 $111,560

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,975
Business & Financial Operations $62,007
Computer & Mathematical $65,077
Architecture & Engineering $74,729
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,466
Community & Social Service $57,748
Legal $61,686
Education, Training, & Library $50,632
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,263
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,286
Healthcare Support $25,434
Protective Service $42,533
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,812
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,326
Personal Care & Service $22,577
Sales & Related $26,750
Office & Administrative Support $35,792
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,932
Construction & Extraction $43,314
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,225
Production $41,698
Transportation & Material Moving $31,897