Living Wage Calculation for Janesville-Beloit, 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 $11.56 $24.35 $29.01 $35.89 $18.18 $21.58 $24.22 $26.76 $9.03 $13.36 $15.88 $18.36
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 $7,152 $9,528 $9,528 $12,492 $7,380 $9,528 $9,528 $12,492 $7,152 $9,528 $9,528 $12,492
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 $20,245 $42,348 $50,407 $62,297 $31,662 $37,544 $42,120 $46,501 $31,434 $46,432 $55,175 $63,724
Annual taxes $3,790 $8,305 $9,934 $12,361 $6,147 $7,334 $8,259 $9,167 $6,115 $9,131 $10,899 $12,649
Required annual income before taxes $24,036 $50,653 $60,341 $74,657 $37,809 $44,878 $50,379 $55,668 $37,549 $55,563 $66,073 $76,373

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,059
Business & Financial Operations $56,950
Computer & Mathematical $61,291
Architecture & Engineering $69,263
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,422
Community & Social Service $43,381
Legal $56,507
Education, Training, & Library $55,047
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,089
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,492
Healthcare Support $30,676
Protective Service $51,014
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,720
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,381
Personal Care & Service $21,336
Sales & Related $26,921
Office & Administrative Support $33,958
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,903
Construction & Extraction $51,137
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,113
Production $36,437
Transportation & Material Moving $33,197