Living Wage Calculation for Racine, 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 $10.84 $23.99 $28.06 $35.55 $17.76 $20.67 $23.75 $26.29 $16.63 $8.73 $12.89 $15.63 $18.10
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 $6,468 $9,312 $9,312 $12,612 $7,008 $9,312 $9,312 $12,612 $6,468 $9,312 $9,312 $12,612
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 $18,980 $41,700 $48,736 $61,693 $30,920 $35,959 $41,286 $45,695 $30,380 $44,792 $54,261 $62,812
Annual taxes $3,571 $8,198 $9,627 $12,249 $6,021 $7,027 $8,108 $8,992 $5,945 $8,824 $10,748 $12,474
Required annual income before taxes $22,552 $49,898 $58,363 $73,942 $36,940 $42,986 $49,394 $54,688 $51,884 $36,325 $53,616 $65,009 $75,287

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,734
Business & Financial Operations $55,268
Computer & Mathematical $63,335
Architecture & Engineering $66,215
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,794
Community & Social Service $40,621
Legal $61,275
Education, Training, & Library $47,642
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,701
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,625
Healthcare Support $30,832
Protective Service $42,312
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,321
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,020
Personal Care & Service $22,478
Sales & Related $24,436
Office & Administrative Support $32,687
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $51,937
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,362
Production $36,613
Transportation & Material Moving $34,891