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 $10.08 $22.93 $30.56 $39.26 $16.60 $21.29 $23.81 $26.04 $13.05 $8.08 $13.05 $16.60 $20.00
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 $5,580 $8,508 $8,508 $11,064 $6,384 $8,508 $8,508 $11,064 $5,580 $8,508 $8,508 $11,064
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 $17,653 $39,933 $53,151 $68,198 $28,952 $37,087 $41,445 $45,292 $28,148 $45,418 $57,712 $69,495
Annual taxes $3,305 $7,769 $10,414 $13,463 $5,570 $7,200 $8,072 $8,880 $5,459 $8,867 $11,327 $13,723
Required annual income before taxes $20,959 $47,702 $63,566 $81,662 $34,522 $44,287 $49,517 $54,172 $54,285 $33,607 $54,285 $69,040 $83,218

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,060
Business & Financial Operations $51,800
Computer & Mathematical $56,850
Architecture & Engineering $64,510
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,410
Community & Social Service $45,140
Legal $46,890
Education, Training, & Library $49,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,720
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,690
Healthcare Support $28,810
Protective Service $43,840
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,290
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,160
Personal Care & Service $21,670
Sales & Related $26,960
Office & Administrative Support $32,040
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,790
Construction & Extraction $46,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,390
Production $33,260
Transportation & Material Moving $32,260