Living Wage Calculation for Mankato-North Mankato, MN

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 $11.37 $24.66 $28.79 $36.71 $18.50 $21.89 $24.99 $27.89 $17.14 $8.96 $13.23 $16.00 $18.68
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 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65

*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 $7,835 $12,041 $16,248 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,835 $12,041 $16,248
Medical $2,390 $6,801 $6,520 $6,577 $4,864 $6,520 $6,577 $6,247 $4,864 $6,520 $6,577 $6,247
Housing $7,320 $10,236 $10,236 $14,076 $8,364 $10,236 $10,236 $14,076 $7,320 $10,236 $10,236 $14,076
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 $19,811 $42,637 $49,736 $63,299 $32,095 $37,894 $43,221 $48,170 $31,051 $45,729 $55,262 $64,418
Annual taxes $3,839 $8,649 $10,147 $13,049 $6,382 $7,643 $8,766 $9,848 $6,237 $9,299 $11,311 $13,283
Required annual income before taxes $23,650 $51,286 $59,883 $76,347 $38,478 $45,537 $51,987 $58,018 $53,492 $37,288 $55,028 $66,573 $77,700

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,035
Business & Financial Operations $59,942
Computer & Mathematical $57,810
Architecture & Engineering $62,453
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,807
Community & Social Service $46,176
Legal $61,049
Education, Training, & Library $52,900
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,328
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,560
Healthcare Support $29,120
Protective Service $41,154
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,531
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,070
Personal Care & Service $27,521
Sales & Related $24,364
Office & Administrative Support $33,579
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,721
Construction & Extraction $46,156
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,460
Production $36,828
Transportation & Material Moving $32,083