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 $15.73 $31.65 $40.82 $54.64 $24.14 $29.30 $35.02 $37.98 $11.97 $17.57 $23.34 $27.73
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $9,789 $19,579 $29,367 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,789 $19,579 $29,367
Medical $2,635 $7,146 $6,933 $7,243 $5,293 $6,933 $7,243 $7,032 $5,293 $6,933 $7,243 $7,032
Housing $7,104 $9,636 $9,636 $13,236 $7,428 $9,636 $9,636 $13,236 $7,104 $9,636 $9,636 $13,236
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,424 $53,165 $68,566 $91,776 $40,546 $49,220 $58,827 $63,790 $40,222 $59,009 $78,406 $93,157
Annual taxes $6,299 $12,674 $16,345 $21,878 $9,666 $11,733 $14,024 $15,207 $9,589 $14,067 $18,691 $22,208
Required annual income before taxes $32,723 $65,839 $84,911 $113,654 $50,212 $60,953 $72,851 $78,996 $49,810 $73,076 $97,097 $115,364

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,696
Business & Financial Operations $66,725
Computer & Mathematical $77,885
Architecture & Engineering $78,142
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,608
Community & Social Service $41,955
Legal $66,789
Education, Training, & Library $50,761
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,313
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,475
Healthcare Support $31,747
Protective Service $39,344
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,765
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,378
Personal Care & Service $27,371
Sales & Related $35,792
Office & Administrative Support $39,858
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,974
Construction & Extraction $57,352
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,270
Production $43,870
Transportation & Material Moving $37,247