Living Wage Calculation for Fond du Lac, 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 $11.22 $24.75 $29.75 $36.60 $18.13 $22.20 $24.75 $27.90 $8.92 $13.71 $16.21 $19.01
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 $6,732 $9,252 $9,252 $12,240 $7,260 $9,252 $9,252 $12,240 $6,732 $9,252 $9,252 $12,240
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 $19,637 $43,005 $51,672 $63,500 $31,566 $38,600 $43,015 $48,437 $31,038 $47,634 $56,286 $65,944
Annual taxes $3,705 $8,465 $10,218 $12,633 $6,145 $7,575 $8,467 $9,588 $6,072 $9,401 $11,151 $13,128
Required annual income before taxes $23,341 $51,471 $61,890 $76,134 $37,712 $46,175 $51,482 $58,024 $37,110 $57,036 $67,436 $79,071

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,201
Business & Financial Operations $57,238
Computer & Mathematical $69,883
Architecture & Engineering $65,980
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,451
Community & Social Service $43,475
Legal $60,349
Education, Training, & Library $45,142
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,576
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,351
Healthcare Support $31,359
Protective Service $47,531
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,492
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,483
Personal Care & Service $25,178
Sales & Related $26,053
Office & Administrative Support $35,079
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,502
Construction & Extraction $51,973
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,918
Production $41,035
Transportation & Material Moving $33,900