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 $10.93 $23.72 $28.43 $35.97 $18.02 $21.82 $23.95 $27.92 $8.51 $12.95 $15.34 $18.65
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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.

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 $3,021 $4,456 $6,695 $8,888 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836
Child Care $0 $7,158 $11,811 $16,464 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,158 $11,811 $16,464
Medical $2,353 $6,174 $6,002 $5,863 $4,541 $6,002 $5,863 $6,088 $4,541 $6,002 $5,863 $6,088
Housing $7,296 $11,352 $11,352 $15,984 $9,072 $11,352 $11,352 $15,984 $7,296 $11,352 $11,352 $15,984
Transportation $4,189 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858
Other $2,312 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210
Required annual income after taxes $19,172 $41,604 $49,880 $63,097 $31,617 $38,271 $42,007 $48,976 $29,841 $45,429 $53,818 $65,440
Annual taxes $3,560 $7,726 $9,263 $11,717 $5,871 $7,107 $7,801 $9,095 $5,541 $8,436 $9,994 $12,152
Required annual income before taxes $22,732 $49,330 $59,142 $74,814 $37,488 $45,378 $49,808 $58,071 $35,382 $53,865 $63,812 $77,592

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,750
Business & Financial Operations $61,390
Computer & Mathematical $75,860
Architecture & Engineering $70,330
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,970
Community & Social Service $41,170
Legal $77,070
Education, Training, & Library $45,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,210
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,350
Healthcare Support $27,010
Protective Service $38,970
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,710
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,790
Personal Care & Service $22,470
Sales & Related $26,270
Office & Administrative Support $34,660
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,440
Construction & Extraction $49,860
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,350
Production $33,730
Transportation & Material Moving $32,510