Living Wage Calculation for Barron County, Wisconsin

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 $9.46 $22.21 $29.00 $37.28 $16.33 $19.97 $22.44 $24.73 $8.16 $12.32 $15.80 $19.18
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 $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 $3,076 $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 $8,160 $15,969 $23,778 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,160 $15,969 $23,778
Medical $2,165 $5,519 $5,320 $5,288 $4,183 $5,320 $5,288 $5,403 $4,183 $5,320 $5,288 $5,403
Housing $4,896 $8,220 $8,220 $10,272 $6,360 $8,220 $8,220 $10,272 $6,360 $8,220 $8,220 $10,272
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 $16,658 $38,912 $50,755 $65,131 $28,668 $35,004 $39,311 $43,241 $28,668 $43,163 $55,280 $67,020
Annual taxes $3,016 $7,284 $9,565 $12,406 $5,296 $6,531 $7,361 $8,190 $5,296 $8,103 $10,436 $12,769
Required annual income before taxes $19,673 $46,195 $60,320 $77,536 $33,964 $41,535 $46,672 $51,431 $33,964 $51,266 $65,717 $79,789

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,330
Business & Financial Operations $57,610
Computer & Mathematical $68,700
Architecture & Engineering $65,960
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,710
Community & Social Service $40,200
Legal $58,110
Education, Training, & Library $44,690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,070
Healthcare Support $28,760
Protective Service $37,480
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,820
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,270
Personal Care & Service $21,780
Sales & Related $25,160
Office & Administrative Support $33,090
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,610
Construction & Extraction $47,590
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,740
Production $34,100
Transportation & Material Moving $30,880