Living Wage Calculation for Walworth 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 $11.20 $24.71 $29.37 $36.48 $18.33 $21.94 $24.58 $27.36 $26.24 $9.16 $13.54 $16.06 $18.65
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $8,888 $13,055 $17,223 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,888 $13,055 $17,223
Medical $2,384 $5,924 $5,581 $5,663 $5,175 $5,581 $5,663 $5,382 $5,175 $5,581 $5,663 $5,382
Housing $6,504 $10,188 $10,188 $13,572 $7,656 $10,188 $10,188 $13,572 $7,656 $10,188 $10,188 $13,572
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,597 $43,008 $51,067 $63,377 $31,938 $38,204 $42,780 $47,581 $31,938 $47,092 $55,835 $64,804
Annual taxes $3,700 $8,397 $10,027 $12,511 $6,185 $7,426 $8,351 $9,318 $6,185 $9,223 $10,991 $12,800
Required annual income before taxes $23,297 $51,405 $61,093 $75,888 $38,123 $45,630 $51,131 $56,899 $54,572 $38,123 $56,315 $66,826 $77,604

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,220
Business & Financial Operations $61,075
Computer & Mathematical $73,738
Architecture & Engineering $70,128
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,120
Community & Social Service $42,270
Legal $65,221
Education, Training, & Library $47,835
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,612
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,871
Healthcare Support $31,407
Protective Service $42,116
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,369
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,636
Personal Care & Service $23,753
Sales & Related $27,662
Office & Administrative Support $35,511
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,880
Construction & Extraction $50,993
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,850
Production $36,818
Transportation & Material Moving $34,616