Living Wage Calculation for Hennepin County, Minnesota

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.03 $24.01 $29.37 $37.81 $18.28 $22.33 $24.82 $28.70 $9.14 $13.23 $15.99 $19.45
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,076 $4,526 $6,795 $9,024 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008
Child Care $0 $7,158 $12,415 $17,671 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,158 $12,415 $17,671
Medical $2,125 $5,899 $5,699 $5,668 $4,416 $5,699 $5,668 $5,783 $4,416 $5,699 $5,668 $5,783
Housing $7,692 $11,952 $11,952 $16,836 $9,552 $11,952 $11,952 $16,836 $9,552 $11,952 $11,952 $16,836
Transportation $4,103 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910
Other $2,418 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649
Required annual income after taxes $19,414 $42,022 $51,313 $65,967 $32,094 $39,115 $43,423 $50,185 $32,094 $46,274 $55,838 $67,856
Annual taxes $3,526 $7,919 $9,781 $12,670 $5,939 $7,337 $8,200 $9,507 $5,939 $8,771 $10,688 $13,049
Required annual income before taxes $22,940 $49,941 $61,093 $78,637 $38,033 $46,452 $51,623 $59,692 $38,033 $55,045 $66,525 $80,904

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,210
Business & Financial Operations $63,590
Computer & Mathematical $80,340
Architecture & Engineering $72,520
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,770
Community & Social Service $43,300
Legal $79,220
Education, Training, & Library $46,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,390
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,300
Healthcare Support $28,750
Protective Service $40,890
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,350
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,240
Personal Care & Service $23,240
Sales & Related $26,870
Office & Administrative Support $36,290
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,630
Construction & Extraction $52,270
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,420
Production $34,520
Transportation & Material Moving $33,730