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 $10.34 $23.67 $27.74 $35.61 $17.70 $20.35 $23.43 $26.35 $16.42 $8.48 $12.73 $15.47 $18.13
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 $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 $5,544 $8,736 $8,736 $12,720 $6,900 $8,736 $8,736 $12,720 $5,544 $8,736 $8,736 $12,720
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 $18,056 $41,124 $48,160 $61,801 $30,812 $35,383 $40,710 $45,803 $29,456 $44,216 $53,685 $62,920
Annual taxes $3,442 $8,118 $9,546 $12,264 $6,006 $6,947 $8,028 $9,007 $5,816 $8,744 $10,667 $12,489
Required annual income before taxes $21,499 $49,242 $57,706 $74,065 $36,817 $42,330 $48,738 $54,811 $51,228 $35,272 $52,960 $64,352 $75,410

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,825
Business & Financial Operations $56,303
Computer & Mathematical $67,763
Architecture & Engineering $70,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,650
Community & Social Service $30,289
Legal $61,398
Education, Training, & Library $43,706
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,174
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,931
Healthcare Support $31,170
Protective Service $32,011
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,865
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,467
Personal Care & Service $23,647
Sales & Related $30,002
Office & Administrative Support $34,286
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,896
Construction & Extraction $48,308
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,941
Production $38,069
Transportation & Material Moving $31,591