Living Wage Calculation for Green Bay, WI

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $20.10 $35.90 $47.06 $62.07 $28.10 $33.52 $38.38 $40.62 $13.92 $20.11 $26.02 $30.39
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
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

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $4,168 $6,144 $9,216 $12,249 $7,642 $9,512 $12,251 $14,937 $7,642 $9,512 $12,251 $14,937
Child Care $0 $12,130 $24,261 $34,795 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,130 $24,261 $34,795
Medical $3,131 $7,773 $7,633 $8,212 $6,436 $7,633 $8,212 $7,706 $6,436 $7,633 $8,212 $7,706
Housing $9,175 $12,508 $12,508 $16,573 $9,994 $12,508 $12,508 $16,573 $9,994 $12,508 $12,508 $16,573
Transportation $10,719 $12,405 $15,627 $17,980 $12,405 $15,627 $17,980 $17,960 $12,405 $15,627 $17,980 $17,960
Civic $2,889 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $6,926 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $6,926
Internet & Mobile $1,495 $1,495 $1,495 $1,495 $2,065 $2,065 $2,065 $2,065 $2,065 $2,065 $2,065 $2,065
Other $4,086 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $10,305 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $10,305
Required annual income after taxes $35,663 $64,834 $84,893 $109,434 $50,919 $61,499 $71,146 $76,471 $50,919 $73,629 $95,406 $111,265
Annual taxes $6,139 $9,830 $12,993 $19,677 $7,536 $8,218 $8,685 $8,028 $7,006 $10,031 $12,842 $15,170
Required annual income before taxes $41,802 $74,664 $97,886 $129,110 $58,455 $69,717 $79,831 $84,499 $57,925 $83,660 $108,248 $126,435

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $123,720
Business & Financial Operations $73,200
Computer & Mathematical $84,620
Architecture & Engineering $76,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,890
Community & Social Service $51,180
Legal $100,280
Education, Training, & Library $54,220
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,050
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $96,760
Healthcare Support $34,620
Protective Service $49,310
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,190
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,050
Personal Care & Service $32,960
Sales & Related $48,580
Office & Administrative Support $43,840
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $41,360
Construction & Extraction $58,900
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,610
Production $44,820
Transportation & Material Moving $42,700