Living Wage Calculation for Janesville-Beloit, 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 $10.36 $23.33 $30.96 $39.78 $16.96 $21.69 $24.21 $26.56 $13.25 $8.22 $13.25 $16.80 $20.26
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 $6,096 $9,240 $9,240 $12,012 $7,056 $9,240 $9,240 $12,012 $6,096 $9,240 $9,240 $12,012
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 $18,169 $40,665 $53,883 $69,146 $29,624 $37,819 $42,177 $46,240 $28,664 $46,150 $58,444 $70,443
Annual taxes $3,376 $7,870 $10,515 $13,594 $5,662 $7,300 $8,173 $9,010 $5,530 $8,968 $11,428 $13,853
Required annual income before taxes $21,545 $48,535 $64,398 $82,740 $35,286 $45,119 $50,350 $55,250 $55,118 $34,194 $55,118 $69,872 $84,296

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,230
Business & Financial Operations $53,130
Computer & Mathematical $59,180
Architecture & Engineering $62,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,770
Community & Social Service $43,540
Legal $53,390
Education, Training, & Library $44,910
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,920
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,340
Healthcare Support $28,360
Protective Service $44,600
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,200
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,320
Personal Care & Service $20,100
Sales & Related $22,980
Office & Administrative Support $31,230
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,900
Construction & Extraction $43,930
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,130
Production $31,660
Transportation & Material Moving $30,300