Living Wage Calculation for Duluth, MN

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 $13.89 $28.89 $36.11 $46.65 $22.90 $27.25 $31.00 $32.84 $11.38 $15.88 $20.21 $23.42
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $7,410 $14,820 $22,230 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,410 $14,820 $22,230
Medical $2,696 $7,592 $7,280 $7,420 $6,221 $7,280 $7,420 $7,073 $6,221 $7,280 $7,420 $7,073
Housing $6,949 $9,435 $9,435 $12,163 $7,192 $9,435 $9,435 $12,163 $6,949 $9,435 $9,435 $12,163
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $22,829 $47,470 $59,337 $75,883 $37,626 $44,771 $50,936 $53,968 $37,383 $52,181 $65,756 $76,199
Annual taxes $6,069 $12,619 $15,773 $21,154 $10,002 $11,901 $13,540 $14,346 $9,937 $13,871 $18,331 $21,242
Required annual income before taxes $28,898 $60,089 $75,111 $97,038 $47,628 $56,672 $64,476 $68,314 $47,320 $66,051 $84,087 $97,441

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,903
Business & Financial Operations $61,864
Computer & Mathematical $71,347
Architecture & Engineering $73,527
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,815
Community & Social Service $44,850
Legal $70,693
Education, Training, & Library $49,475
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,242
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,496
Healthcare Support $29,893
Protective Service $51,961
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,666
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,584
Personal Care & Service $29,975
Sales & Related $27,131
Office & Administrative Support $38,375
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,822
Construction & Extraction $59,910
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,014
Production $43,868
Transportation & Material Moving $37,137