Living Wage Calculation for Rochester, 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 $11.18 $24.93 $29.06 $36.85 $18.44 $22.16 $25.27 $28.03 $17.33 $8.87 $13.36 $16.14 $18.75
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 $6,965 $10,733 $10,733 $14,331 $8,264 $10,733 $10,733 $14,331 $6,965 $10,733 $10,733 $14,331
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 $19,456 $43,134 $50,233 $63,553 $31,995 $38,391 $43,718 $48,424 $30,696 $46,226 $55,759 $64,672
Annual taxes $3,789 $8,718 $10,216 $13,084 $6,368 $7,713 $8,835 $9,884 $6,187 $9,369 $11,381 $13,318
Required annual income before taxes $23,245 $51,852 $60,450 $76,638 $38,363 $46,103 $52,553 $58,308 $54,058 $36,883 $55,594 $67,139 $77,990

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,546
Business & Financial Operations $63,355
Computer & Mathematical $88,406
Architecture & Engineering $84,173
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,427
Community & Social Service $51,230
Legal $66,328
Education, Training, & Library $49,303
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,040
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,319
Healthcare Support $35,896
Protective Service $49,733
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,920
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,778
Personal Care & Service $23,790
Sales & Related $25,594
Office & Administrative Support $37,956
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,178
Construction & Extraction $54,899
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,583
Production $39,688
Transportation & Material Moving $32,985