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 $10.95 $25.00 $30.01 $37.10 $18.18 $22.46 $25.01 $28.40 $8.79 $13.84 $16.34 $19.26
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 $6,240 $9,720 $9,720 $13,152 $7,344 $9,720 $9,720 $13,152 $6,240 $9,720 $9,720 $13,152
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 $19,145 $43,473 $52,140 $64,412 $31,650 $39,068 $43,483 $49,349 $30,546 $48,102 $56,754 $66,856
Annual taxes $3,636 $8,531 $10,283 $12,761 $6,157 $7,640 $8,533 $9,715 $6,003 $9,467 $11,216 $13,255
Required annual income before taxes $22,781 $52,004 $62,423 $77,173 $37,807 $46,708 $52,015 $59,063 $36,549 $57,569 $67,970 $80,110

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,786
Business & Financial Operations $53,101
Computer & Mathematical $60,023
Architecture & Engineering $61,833
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,932
Community & Social Service $42,154
Legal $53,457
Education, Training, & Library $47,571
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,652
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,802
Healthcare Support $31,186
Protective Service $39,572
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,767
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,219
Personal Care & Service $23,887
Sales & Related $25,737
Office & Administrative Support $33,585
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,483
Construction & Extraction $54,443
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,878
Production $37,234
Transportation & Material Moving $31,409