Living Wage Calculation for Mankato-North Mankato, MN

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 $14.13 $29.39 $36.13 $47.31 $23.66 $28.22 $31.98 $34.93 $11.50 $16.13 $20.22 $23.75
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $6,624 $13,248 $19,872 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,624 $13,248 $19,872
Medical $2,696 $7,592 $7,280 $7,420 $6,221 $7,280 $7,420 $7,073 $6,221 $7,280 $7,420 $7,073
Housing $7,344 $11,040 $11,040 $15,588 $8,448 $11,040 $11,040 $15,588 $7,344 $11,040 $11,040 $15,588
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 $23,224 $48,290 $59,371 $76,950 $38,882 $46,376 $52,542 $57,393 $37,778 $53,000 $65,790 $77,265
Annual taxes $6,174 $12,837 $15,782 $21,452 $10,336 $12,328 $13,967 $15,256 $10,042 $14,089 $18,340 $21,539
Required annual income before taxes $29,398 $61,126 $75,153 $98,402 $49,218 $58,704 $66,508 $72,650 $47,821 $67,089 $84,130 $98,805

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,849
Business & Financial Operations $60,472
Computer & Mathematical $63,255
Architecture & Engineering $70,447
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,375
Community & Social Service $52,677
Legal $65,915
Education, Training, & Library $52,227
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,109
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,744
Healthcare Support $31,162
Protective Service $52,800
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,297
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,617
Personal Care & Service $28,021
Sales & Related $28,512
Office & Administrative Support $38,559
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,870
Construction & Extraction $51,378
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,416
Production $38,201
Transportation & Material Moving $34,794