Living Wage Calculation for Appleton, WI

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 $11.31 $24.54 $29.19 $36.91 $18.35 $21.76 $24.40 $27.78 $26.06 $8.90 $13.45 $15.98 $18.87
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 $6,708 $9,864 $9,864 $14,352 $7,692 $9,864 $9,864 $14,352 $6,708 $9,864 $9,864 $14,352
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 $19,801 $42,684 $50,743 $64,157 $31,974 $37,880 $42,456 $48,361 $30,990 $46,768 $55,511 $65,584
Annual taxes $3,728 $8,352 $9,981 $12,620 $6,190 $7,380 $8,306 $9,426 $6,053 $9,178 $10,945 $12,909
Required annual income before taxes $23,530 $51,036 $60,724 $76,777 $38,164 $45,260 $50,762 $57,787 $54,203 $37,043 $55,946 $66,456 $78,493

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,605
Business & Financial Operations $58,359
Computer & Mathematical $71,300
Architecture & Engineering $72,370
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,318
Community & Social Service $32,353
Legal $51,714
Education, Training, & Library $51,662
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,122
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,583
Healthcare Support $32,333
Protective Service $35,861
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,305
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,088
Personal Care & Service $24,627
Sales & Related $29,678
Office & Administrative Support $34,441
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,460
Construction & Extraction $49,903
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,984
Production $38,443
Transportation & Material Moving $33,762