18 Dollars an Hour - Can You Live on This Salary?
If you work 40 hours per week for 52 weeks of the year, that will total 2,080 hours worked.
The monthly amount would be around $3,120 before taxes.
Working 40 hours per week, making $18 an hour, will give you approximately $720.
That makes a total daily wage of about $144.
$18 an hour is less than the $21.50 needed to get by in America, according to MIT's living wage calculator.
This is enough to live on as long as you do not have dependents, and in high-growth industries such as manufacturing or health care, most jobs pay this much.