Living Wage Calculation for Eau Claire, 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 $13.32 $28.58 $36.09 $46.80 $22.22 $26.59 $30.30 $32.50 $10.80 $15.71 $19.98 $23.50
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 $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 $3,246 $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 $8,016 $16,033 $24,049 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,016 $16,033 $24,049
Medical $2,754 $6,905 $6,593 $6,732 $5,468 $6,593 $6,732 $6,386 $5,468 $6,593 $6,732 $6,386
Housing $6,168 $9,468 $9,468 $12,816 $7,188 $9,468 $9,468 $12,816 $6,168 $9,468 $9,468 $12,816
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 $22,107 $47,423 $59,896 $77,668 $36,869 $44,117 $50,282 $53,934 $35,849 $52,133 $66,315 $77,983
Annual taxes $5,603 $12,019 $15,180 $19,685 $9,344 $11,181 $12,744 $13,669 $9,086 $13,213 $16,807 $19,765
Required annual income before taxes $27,710 $59,442 $75,076 $97,352 $46,214 $55,298 $63,026 $67,603 $44,935 $65,346 $83,122 $97,747

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,259
Business & Financial Operations $54,927
Computer & Mathematical $60,483
Architecture & Engineering $65,311
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,332
Community & Social Service $46,825
Legal $51,643
Education, Training, & Library $49,352
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,119
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,802
Healthcare Support $29,392
Protective Service $40,595
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,617
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,165
Personal Care & Service $25,167
Sales & Related $27,377
Office & Administrative Support $35,428
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,149
Construction & Extraction $56,032
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,145
Production $37,740
Transportation & Material Moving $31,837