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 $11.01 $23.50 $28.50 $36.75 $17.87 $21.59 $24.21 $27.49 $8.93 $12.86 $15.62 $18.70
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

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 $3,087 $4,553 $6,849 $9,078 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068 $5,659 $7,047 $9,095 $11,068
Child Care $0 $7,261 $12,324 $17,386 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,261 $12,324 $17,386
Medical $2,243 $6,048 $5,836 $5,900 $4,596 $5,836 $5,900 $5,867 $4,596 $5,836 $5,900 $5,867
Housing $7,296 $11,352 $11,352 $15,984 $9,072 $11,352 $11,352 $15,984 $9,072 $11,352 $11,352 $15,984
Transportation $4,569 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735 $8,320 $9,589 $11,236 $10,735
Other $2,127 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569 $3,699 $4,046 $4,891 $4,569
Required annual income after taxes $19,323 $41,232 $49,996 $64,476 $31,346 $37,870 $42,474 $48,224 $31,346 $45,132 $54,798 $65,610
Annual taxes $3,588 $7,657 $9,284 $11,973 $5,821 $7,033 $7,887 $8,955 $5,821 $8,381 $10,176 $12,184
Required annual income before taxes $22,911 $48,889 $59,280 $76,449 $37,167 $44,903 $50,361 $57,179 $37,167 $53,513 $64,974 $77,794

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,380
Business & Financial Operations $62,300
Computer & Mathematical $77,880
Architecture & Engineering $71,300
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,130
Community & Social Service $42,080
Legal $78,930
Education, Training, & Library $46,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,760
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,720
Healthcare Support $27,750
Protective Service $39,540
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,730
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,480
Personal Care & Service $22,600
Sales & Related $26,290
Office & Administrative Support $35,410
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,580
Construction & Extraction $51,070
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,130
Production $33,950
Transportation & Material Moving $33,100