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 $11.25 $24.77 $29.77 $37.15 $18.08 $22.22 $24.77 $28.45 $8.94 $13.72 $16.22 $19.28
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $9,034 $13,271 $17,507 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,034 $13,271 $17,507
Medical $2,611 $6,933 $6,645 $6,765 $5,424 $6,645 $6,765 $6,666 $5,424 $6,645 $6,765 $6,666
Housing $6,792 $9,288 $9,288 $13,248 $7,176 $9,288 $9,288 $13,248 $6,792 $9,288 $9,288 $13,248
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $19,697 $43,041 $51,708 $64,508 $31,482 $38,636 $43,051 $49,445 $31,098 $47,670 $56,322 $66,952
Annual taxes $3,713 $8,470 $10,223 $12,774 $6,134 $7,580 $8,472 $9,728 $6,080 $9,406 $11,156 $13,268
Required annual income before taxes $23,410 $51,512 $61,931 $77,282 $37,616 $46,216 $51,523 $59,173 $37,178 $57,077 $67,478 $80,220

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,345
Business & Financial Operations $59,505
Computer & Mathematical $72,028
Architecture & Engineering $71,225
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,698
Community & Social Service $39,673
Legal $61,853
Education, Training, & Library $48,436
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,864
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,311
Healthcare Support $32,528
Protective Service $29,407
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,220
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,275
Personal Care & Service $24,538
Sales & Related $29,783
Office & Administrative Support $34,499
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,845
Construction & Extraction $51,637
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,986
Production $40,456
Transportation & Material Moving $34,743