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 $11.29 $24.58 $29.23 $36.41 $18.23 $21.80 $24.44 $27.28 $26.10 $8.89 $13.47 $15.99 $18.62
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $8,888 $13,055 $17,223 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,888 $13,055 $17,223
Medical $2,384 $5,924 $5,581 $5,663 $5,175 $5,581 $5,663 $5,382 $5,175 $5,581 $5,663 $5,382
Housing $6,660 $9,936 $9,936 $13,440 $7,476 $9,936 $9,936 $13,440 $6,660 $9,936 $9,936 $13,440
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,753 $42,756 $50,815 $63,245 $31,758 $37,952 $42,528 $47,449 $30,942 $46,840 $55,583 $64,672
Annual taxes $3,722 $8,362 $9,991 $12,493 $6,160 $7,391 $8,316 $9,299 $6,046 $9,188 $10,955 $12,782
Required annual income before taxes $23,475 $51,118 $60,806 $75,738 $37,918 $45,342 $50,844 $56,748 $54,285 $36,988 $56,028 $66,538 $77,454

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,983
Business & Financial Operations $57,752
Computer & Mathematical $67,576
Architecture & Engineering $67,864
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,367
Community & Social Service $40,089
Legal $58,544
Education, Training, & Library $45,202
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,974
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,998
Healthcare Support $30,882
Protective Service $44,955
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,792
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,461
Personal Care & Service $22,673
Sales & Related $25,224
Office & Administrative Support $33,083
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,459
Construction & Extraction $53,133
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,272
Production $36,396
Transportation & Material Moving $37,332