Living Wage Calculation for Fond du Lac 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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.71 $23.83 $27.89 $35.08 $17.70 $20.50 $23.58 $25.83 $16.52 $8.85 $12.81 $15.54 $17.86
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $8,833 $12,975 $17,117 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,833 $12,975 $17,117
Medical $2,412 $5,790 $5,509 $5,567 $5,044 $5,509 $5,567 $5,237 $5,044 $5,509 $5,567 $5,237
Housing $6,228 $9,012 $9,012 $11,760 $6,900 $9,012 $9,012 $11,760 $6,900 $9,012 $9,012 $11,760
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $18,740 $41,400 $48,436 $60,841 $30,812 $35,659 $40,986 $44,843 $30,812 $44,492 $53,961 $61,960
Annual taxes $3,538 $8,157 $9,585 $12,130 $6,006 $6,986 $8,066 $8,874 $6,006 $8,782 $10,706 $12,356
Required annual income before taxes $22,278 $49,557 $58,021 $72,971 $36,817 $42,644 $49,052 $53,717 $51,543 $36,817 $53,274 $64,667 $74,316

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,392
Business & Financial Operations $59,614
Computer & Mathematical $71,781
Architecture & Engineering $68,029
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,154
Community & Social Service $41,707
Legal $61,254
Education, Training, & Library $46,617
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,631
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,632
Healthcare Support $30,719
Protective Service $39,145
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,772
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,477
Personal Care & Service $23,145
Sales & Related $27,132
Office & Administrative Support $34,686
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,529
Construction & Extraction $49,825
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,670
Production $36,162
Transportation & Material Moving $33,600