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 $10.08 $23.10 $30.73 $40.09 $16.77 $21.46 $23.98 $26.87 $13.13 $8.08 $13.13 $16.68 $20.42
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 $3,047 $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 $8,331 $16,267 $24,203 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,331 $16,267 $24,203
Medical $2,231 $6,264 $5,978 $6,138 $4,764 $5,978 $6,138 $5,996 $4,764 $5,978 $6,138 $5,996
Housing $5,592 $8,820 $8,820 $12,576 $6,708 $8,820 $8,820 $12,576 $5,592 $8,820 $8,820 $12,576
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 $17,665 $40,245 $53,463 $69,710 $29,276 $37,399 $41,757 $46,804 $28,160 $45,730 $58,024 $71,007
Annual taxes $3,307 $7,812 $10,457 $13,671 $5,614 $7,243 $8,115 $9,088 $5,461 $8,910 $11,370 $13,931
Required annual income before taxes $20,972 $48,057 $63,920 $83,381 $34,890 $44,642 $49,872 $55,892 $54,640 $33,621 $54,640 $69,394 $84,938

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,230
Business & Financial Operations $52,150
Computer & Mathematical $59,180
Architecture & Engineering $60,030
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,110
Community & Social Service $47,200
Legal $41,340
Education, Training, & Library $47,960
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,390
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,670
Healthcare Support $29,550
Protective Service $39,710
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,310
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,640
Personal Care & Service $22,460
Sales & Related $23,370
Office & Administrative Support $31,060
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,650
Construction & Extraction $47,160
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,190
Production $31,680
Transportation & Material Moving $29,960