Living Wage Calculation for Appleton, WI

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $11.31 $24.54 $29.19 $36.91 $18.35 $21.76 $24.40 $27.78 $8.90 $13.45 $15.98 $18.87
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 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 $6,708 $9,864 $9,864 $14,352 $7,692 $9,864 $9,864 $14,352 $6,708 $9,864 $9,864 $14,352
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 $19,801 $42,684 $50,743 $64,157 $31,974 $37,880 $42,456 $48,361 $30,990 $46,768 $55,511 $65,584
Annual taxes $3,728 $8,352 $9,981 $12,620 $6,190 $7,380 $8,306 $9,426 $6,053 $9,178 $10,945 $12,909
Required annual income before taxes $23,530 $51,036 $60,724 $76,777 $38,164 $45,260 $50,762 $57,787 $37,043 $55,946 $66,456 $78,493

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,605
Business & Financial Operations $58,359
Computer & Mathematical $71,300
Architecture & Engineering $72,370
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,318
Community & Social Service $32,353
Legal $51,714
Education, Training, & Library $51,662
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,122
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,583
Healthcare Support $32,333
Protective Service $35,861
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,305
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,088
Personal Care & Service $24,627
Sales & Related $29,678
Office & Administrative Support $34,441
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,460
Construction & Extraction $49,903
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,984
Production $38,443
Transportation & Material Moving $33,762