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 $11.17 $24.10 $28.75 $35.58 $18.00 $21.32 $23.96 $26.45 $8.84 $13.23 $15.75 $18.20
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $8,888 $13,055 $17,223 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,888 $13,055 $17,223
Medical $2,384 $5,924 $5,581 $5,663 $5,175 $5,581 $5,663 $5,382 $5,175 $5,581 $5,663 $5,382
Housing $6,456 $9,060 $9,060 $11,916 $7,056 $9,060 $9,060 $11,916 $6,456 $9,060 $9,060 $11,916
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,549 $41,880 $49,939 $61,721 $31,338 $37,076 $41,652 $45,925 $30,738 $45,964 $54,707 $63,148
Annual taxes $3,693 $8,240 $9,869 $12,280 $6,101 $7,268 $8,194 $9,087 $6,018 $9,065 $10,833 $12,569
Required annual income before taxes $23,242 $50,120 $59,808 $74,001 $37,440 $44,344 $49,845 $55,012 $36,756 $55,029 $65,540 $75,717

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,378
Business & Financial Operations $56,065
Computer & Mathematical $67,144
Architecture & Engineering $64,212
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,524
Community & Social Service $46,179
Legal $57,330
Education, Training, & Library $49,502
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,768
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,517
Healthcare Support $31,684
Protective Service $48,319
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,482
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,615
Personal Care & Service $24,216
Sales & Related $26,520
Office & Administrative Support $35,028
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $51,714
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,809
Production $40,140
Transportation & Material Moving $34,565