Living Wage Calculation for Eau Claire, 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 $10.88 $24.21 $28.87 $35.97 $17.95 $21.44 $24.08 $26.84 $25.74 $8.69 $13.29 $15.81 $18.40
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 $5,916 $9,276 $9,276 $12,624 $6,972 $9,276 $9,276 $12,624 $5,916 $9,276 $9,276 $12,624
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 $19,009 $42,096 $50,155 $62,429 $31,254 $37,292 $41,868 $46,633 $30,198 $46,180 $54,923 $63,856
Annual taxes $3,618 $8,270 $9,899 $12,379 $6,090 $7,298 $8,224 $9,185 $5,942 $9,096 $10,863 $12,668
Required annual income before taxes $22,627 $50,366 $60,054 $74,808 $37,344 $44,590 $50,092 $55,818 $53,533 $36,141 $55,276 $65,786 $76,524

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,875
Business & Financial Operations $52,012
Computer & Mathematical $58,719
Architecture & Engineering $62,937
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,194
Community & Social Service $37,075
Legal $46,467
Education, Training, & Library $49,399
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,711
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,371
Healthcare Support $31,294
Protective Service $38,062
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,823
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,813
Personal Care & Service $23,804
Sales & Related $25,492
Office & Administrative Support $33,392
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,294
Construction & Extraction $52,526
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,967
Production $35,820
Transportation & Material Moving $31,294