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 $15.66 $31.01 $39.55 $52.53 $24.14 $29.29 $35.01 $37.76 $11.94 $17.24 $22.70 $26.68
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $8,730 $17,459 $26,189 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,730 $17,459 $26,189
Medical $2,635 $7,146 $6,933 $7,243 $5,293 $6,933 $7,243 $7,032 $5,293 $6,933 $7,243 $7,032
Housing $6,984 $9,612 $9,612 $12,876 $7,428 $9,612 $9,612 $12,876 $6,984 $9,612 $9,612 $12,876
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,304 $52,082 $66,422 $88,238 $40,546 $49,196 $58,803 $63,430 $40,102 $57,926 $76,262 $89,619
Annual taxes $6,271 $12,416 $15,834 $21,035 $9,666 $11,728 $14,018 $15,121 $9,560 $13,809 $18,180 $21,364
Required annual income before taxes $32,574 $64,498 $82,257 $109,272 $50,212 $60,923 $72,821 $78,551 $49,662 $71,735 $94,442 $110,983

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $115,036
Business & Financial Operations $66,201
Computer & Mathematical $79,501
Architecture & Engineering $69,390
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,585
Community & Social Service $53,842
Legal $65,088
Education, Training, & Library $54,163
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,249
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,828
Healthcare Support $31,437
Protective Service $51,060
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,412
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,713
Personal Care & Service $25,766
Sales & Related $32,956
Office & Administrative Support $39,911
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,937
Construction & Extraction $61,771
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,097
Production $44,330
Transportation & Material Moving $38,327