Living Wage Calculation for Duluth, MN

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 $10.33 $23.13 $29.30 $36.60 $17.24 $22.08 $24.61 $26.92 $13.16 $8.35 $13.16 $15.97 $18.68
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 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50

*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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $7,303 $12,635 $17,967 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,303 $12,635 $17,967
Medical $2,217 $6,884 $6,597 $6,758 $5,226 $6,597 $6,758 $6,615 $5,226 $6,597 $6,758 $6,615
Housing $5,928 $9,060 $9,060 $11,664 $6,924 $9,060 $9,060 $11,664 $5,928 $9,060 $9,060 $11,664
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $17,987 $40,076 $50,690 $63,181 $29,953 $38,258 $42,617 $46,511 $28,957 $45,561 $55,252 $64,478
Annual taxes $3,494 $8,039 $10,245 $12,952 $5,916 $7,661 $8,567 $9,486 $5,780 $9,179 $11,194 $13,222
Required annual income before taxes $21,481 $48,114 $60,936 $76,133 $35,869 $45,919 $51,183 $55,998 $54,740 $34,737 $54,740 $66,445 $77,700

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,430
Business & Financial Operations $54,680
Computer & Mathematical $62,270
Architecture & Engineering $67,310
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,020
Community & Social Service $38,640
Legal $62,750
Education, Training, & Library $46,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,560
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,470
Healthcare Support $27,680
Protective Service $38,520
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,880
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,070
Personal Care & Service $22,010
Sales & Related $21,640
Office & Administrative Support $32,220
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,920
Construction & Extraction $53,320
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,810
Production $36,010
Transportation & Material Moving $32,740