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 $11.31 $24.11 $31.73 $41.10 $17.46 $22.47 $24.98 $27.89 $13.64 $8.70 $13.64 $17.18 $20.93
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 $7,836 $10,656 $10,656 $14,436 $7,956 $10,656 $10,656 $14,436 $7,836 $10,656 $10,656 $14,436
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 $19,909 $42,081 $55,299 $71,570 $30,524 $39,235 $43,593 $48,664 $30,404 $47,566 $59,860 $72,867
Annual taxes $3,615 $8,065 $10,710 $13,927 $5,786 $7,495 $8,367 $9,343 $5,769 $9,162 $11,622 $14,186
Required annual income before taxes $23,525 $50,145 $66,009 $85,497 $36,310 $46,730 $51,961 $58,007 $56,728 $36,173 $56,728 $71,483 $87,053

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,050
Business & Financial Operations $54,320
Computer & Mathematical $60,300
Architecture & Engineering $65,330
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,610
Community & Social Service $43,590
Legal $61,110
Education, Training, & Library $48,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,600
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,530
Healthcare Support $29,850
Protective Service $43,460
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,620
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,410
Personal Care & Service $21,340
Sales & Related $22,910
Office & Administrative Support $31,660
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,840
Construction & Extraction $53,280
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,770
Production $33,230
Transportation & Material Moving $32,110