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 $14.04 $30.45 $37.63 $47.72 $23.64 $28.74 $32.39 $34.34 $11.34 $16.63 $20.71 $23.95
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $7,527 $15,052 $22,578 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,527 $15,052 $22,578
Medical $3,042 $9,387 $9,074 $9,214 $6,993 $9,074 $9,214 $8,868 $6,993 $9,074 $9,214 $8,868
Housing $7,945 $11,169 $11,169 $14,131 $9,571 $11,169 $11,169 $14,131 $7,945 $11,169 $11,169 $14,131
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $23,964 $50,706 $62,656 $79,457 $40,343 $47,852 $53,928 $57,170 $38,716 $55,379 $68,980 $79,749
Annual taxes $5,243 $12,637 $15,615 $19,802 $8,826 $11,926 $13,440 $14,248 $8,470 $13,801 $17,191 $19,875
Required annual income before taxes $29,207 $63,343 $78,272 $99,259 $49,169 $59,778 $67,367 $71,418 $47,186 $69,180 $86,171 $99,624

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,251
Business & Financial Operations $58,089
Computer & Mathematical $58,068
Architecture & Engineering $68,033
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,337
Community & Social Service $52,615
Legal $63,214
Education, Training, & Library $47,326
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,812
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,004
Healthcare Support $22,804
Protective Service $39,254
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,694
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,310
Personal Care & Service $21,719
Sales & Related $24,686
Office & Administrative Support $32,461
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,628
Construction & Extraction $40,380
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,786
Production $38,569
Transportation & Material Moving $28,543