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 $10.75 $23.93 $28.00 $35.21 $17.81 $20.61 $23.69 $25.96 $16.59 $8.69 $12.86 $15.60 $17.93
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 $6,300 $9,204 $9,204 $12,000 $7,104 $9,204 $9,204 $12,000 $6,300 $9,204 $9,204 $12,000
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 $18,812 $41,592 $48,628 $61,081 $31,016 $35,851 $41,178 $45,083 $30,212 $44,684 $54,153 $62,200
Annual taxes $3,548 $8,183 $9,612 $12,164 $6,034 $7,012 $8,093 $8,907 $5,922 $8,809 $10,733 $12,389
Required annual income before taxes $22,360 $49,775 $58,239 $73,245 $37,050 $42,863 $49,271 $53,990 $51,761 $36,134 $53,493 $64,886 $74,589

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,697
Business & Financial Operations $54,028
Computer & Mathematical $61,961
Architecture & Engineering $70,489
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,859
Community & Social Service $42,497
Legal $57,492
Education, Training, & Library $52,142
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,903
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,484
Healthcare Support $29,325
Protective Service $46,023
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,045
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,473
Personal Care & Service $21,197
Sales & Related $24,498
Office & Administrative Support $32,667
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,616
Construction & Extraction $48,042
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,317
Production $34,963
Transportation & Material Moving $31,755