Living Wage Calculation for Fond du Lac, 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 $10.71 $23.83 $27.89 $35.08 $17.70 $20.50 $23.58 $25.83 $16.52 $8.67 $12.81 $15.54 $17.86
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $6,228 $9,012 $9,012 $11,760 $6,900 $9,012 $9,012 $11,760 $6,228 $9,012 $9,012 $11,760
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 $18,740 $41,400 $48,436 $60,841 $30,812 $35,659 $40,986 $44,843 $30,140 $44,492 $53,961 $61,960
Annual taxes $3,538 $8,157 $9,585 $12,130 $6,006 $6,986 $8,066 $8,874 $5,912 $8,782 $10,706 $12,356
Required annual income before taxes $22,278 $49,557 $58,021 $72,971 $36,817 $42,644 $49,052 $53,717 $51,543 $36,052 $53,274 $64,667 $74,316

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,553
Business & Financial Operations $55,442
Computer & Mathematical $65,272
Architecture & Engineering $63,601
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,408
Community & Social Service $44,301
Legal $51,271
Education, Training, & Library $51,209
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,504
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,435
Healthcare Support $30,740
Protective Service $48,872
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,152
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,769
Personal Care & Service $23,483
Sales & Related $28,495
Office & Administrative Support $33,958
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,700
Construction & Extraction $51,968
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,634
Production $37,894
Transportation & Material Moving $35,014