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 $13.69 $28.53 $36.10 $46.72 $22.26 $26.47 $30.19 $32.23 $10.99 $15.68 $19.99 $23.45
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 $8,121 $16,241 $24,362 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,121 $16,241 $24,362
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 $6,780 $9,276 $9,276 $12,360 $7,260 $9,276 $9,276 $12,360 $6,780 $9,276 $9,276 $12,360
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 $22,719 $47,335 $59,912 $77,525 $36,941 $43,925 $50,090 $53,478 $36,461 $52,046 $66,331 $77,840
Annual taxes $5,758 $11,997 $15,185 $19,648 $9,363 $11,133 $12,695 $13,554 $9,241 $13,191 $16,811 $19,728
Required annual income before taxes $28,477 $59,332 $75,097 $97,173 $46,304 $55,057 $62,785 $67,032 $45,702 $65,236 $83,143 $97,568

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,783
Business & Financial Operations $59,030
Computer & Mathematical $75,071
Architecture & Engineering $64,084
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,002
Community & Social Service $47,408
Legal $60,933
Education, Training, & Library $48,820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,390
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,797
Healthcare Support $30,538
Protective Service $50,897
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,200
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,904
Personal Care & Service $24,072
Sales & Related $28,246
Office & Administrative Support $37,249
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,034
Construction & Extraction $56,595
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,239
Production $40,543
Transportation & Material Moving $33,341