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 $10.64 $23.83 $30.00 $37.66 $17.73 $22.78 $25.31 $27.98 $13.51 $8.51 $13.51 $16.32 $19.21
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 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50

*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 $7,303 $12,635 $17,967 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,303 $12,635 $17,967
Medical $2,217 $6,884 $6,597 $6,758 $5,226 $6,597 $6,758 $6,615 $5,226 $6,597 $6,758 $6,615
Housing $6,506 $10,340 $10,340 $13,603 $7,807 $10,340 $10,340 $13,603 $6,506 $10,340 $10,340 $13,603
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 $18,565 $41,356 $51,970 $65,120 $30,836 $39,538 $43,897 $48,450 $29,535 $46,841 $56,532 $66,417
Annual taxes $3,574 $8,214 $10,421 $13,218 $6,038 $7,836 $8,743 $9,753 $5,859 $9,355 $11,369 $13,488
Required annual income before taxes $22,139 $49,570 $62,392 $78,339 $36,874 $47,375 $52,639 $58,203 $56,196 $35,394 $56,196 $67,901 $79,905

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,520
Business & Financial Operations $58,790
Computer & Mathematical $85,430
Architecture & Engineering $69,750
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,530
Community & Social Service $47,640
Legal $59,500
Education, Training, & Library $46,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,480
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,600
Healthcare Support $32,310
Protective Service $46,340
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,330
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,520
Personal Care & Service $22,860
Sales & Related $24,570
Office & Administrative Support $35,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,880
Construction & Extraction $49,450
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,230
Production $36,400
Transportation & Material Moving $31,270