Living Wage Calculation for Terre Haute, IN

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $19.35 $33.08 $40.39 $50.24 $27.03 $32.38 $36.79 $37.85 $13.51 $18.72 $22.91 $24.96
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
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

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $3,659 $5,393 $8,090 $10,752 $6,708 $8,350 $10,753 $13,111 $6,708 $8,350 $10,753 $13,111
Child Care $0 $9,074 $16,271 $21,406 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,074 $16,271 $21,406
Medical $3,454 $9,034 $8,894 $9,473 $7,044 $8,894 $9,473 $8,967 $7,044 $8,894 $9,473 $8,967
Housing $8,787 $11,600 $11,600 $14,153 $9,140 $11,600 $11,600 $14,153 $9,140 $11,600 $11,600 $14,153
Transportation $10,055 $11,636 $14,658 $16,865 $11,636 $14,658 $16,865 $16,846 $11,636 $14,658 $16,865 $16,846
Civic $2,889 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $6,926 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $6,926
Internet & Mobile $1,455 $1,455 $1,455 $1,455 $2,025 $2,025 $2,025 $2,025 $2,025 $2,025 $2,025 $2,025
Other $4,086 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $10,305 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $10,305
Required annual income after taxes $34,384 $60,569 $75,121 $92,234 $48,930 $59,679 $68,845 $72,332 $48,930 $68,753 $85,117 $93,739
Annual taxes $5,860 $8,244 $8,888 $12,271 $7,289 $7,662 $7,674 $6,386 $7,289 $9,138 $10,197 $10,083
Required annual income before taxes $40,244 $68,813 $84,008 $104,505 $56,218 $67,341 $76,519 $78,718 $56,218 $77,891 $95,313 $103,822

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,930
Business & Financial Operations $67,590
Computer & Mathematical $66,770
Architecture & Engineering $77,630
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,710
Community & Social Service $45,040
Legal $98,900
Education, Training, & Library $53,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,210
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,330
Healthcare Support $32,950
Protective Service $46,200
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,560
Personal Care & Service $29,330
Sales & Related $36,270
Office & Administrative Support $40,070
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,780
Construction & Extraction $57,870
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,150
Production $45,110
Transportation & Material Moving $39,370