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 $11.27 $24.74 $29.47 $36.73 $18.30 $22.53 $25.19 $28.05 $26.38 $8.85 $13.56 $16.12 $18.78
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 $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 $3,058 $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 $7,883 $12,116 $16,349 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,883 $12,116 $16,349
Medical $2,362 $6,939 $6,595 $6,677 $4,994 $6,595 $6,677 $6,397 $4,994 $6,595 $6,677 $6,397
Housing $6,527 $9,955 $9,955 $13,380 $7,608 $9,955 $9,955 $13,380 $6,527 $9,955 $9,955 $13,380
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 $19,599 $42,784 $50,909 $63,324 $31,709 $38,985 $43,561 $48,403 $30,628 $46,868 $55,677 $64,752
Annual taxes $3,841 $8,682 $10,388 $13,075 $6,347 $7,884 $8,845 $9,941 $6,196 $9,539 $11,389 $13,374
Required annual income before taxes $23,440 $51,465 $61,296 $76,399 $38,056 $46,868 $52,405 $58,344 $54,862 $36,825 $56,407 $67,066 $78,126

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,522
Business & Financial Operations $63,554
Computer & Mathematical $91,741
Architecture & Engineering $85,219
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,379
Community & Social Service $52,434
Legal $71,218
Education, Training, & Library $48,936
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,603
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,061
Healthcare Support $37,538
Protective Service $50,232
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,488
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,473
Personal Care & Service $24,576
Sales & Related $25,204
Office & Administrative Support $37,373
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,341
Construction & Extraction $54,985
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,228
Production $39,101
Transportation & Material Moving $34,349