Living Wage Calculation for Racine, 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 $15.77 $32.98 $42.74 $57.06 $24.63 $30.05 $35.77 $38.64 $12.00 $18.23 $24.30 $28.94
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $10,777 $21,554 $32,331 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,777 $21,554 $32,331
Medical $2,635 $7,146 $6,933 $7,243 $5,293 $6,933 $7,243 $7,032 $5,293 $6,933 $7,243 $7,032
Housing $7,176 $10,884 $10,884 $14,340 $8,256 $10,884 $10,884 $14,340 $7,176 $10,884 $10,884 $14,340
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,496 $55,401 $71,789 $95,844 $41,374 $50,468 $60,075 $64,894 $40,294 $61,245 $81,629 $97,225
Annual taxes $6,316 $13,207 $17,114 $22,848 $9,863 $12,031 $14,321 $15,470 $9,606 $14,600 $19,460 $23,177
Required annual income before taxes $32,812 $68,608 $88,903 $118,692 $51,237 $62,499 $74,396 $80,364 $49,900 $75,845 $101,088 $120,402

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $116,395
Business & Financial Operations $68,523
Computer & Mathematical $83,000
Architecture & Engineering $78,645
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,061
Community & Social Service $43,196
Legal $99,981
Education, Training, & Library $52,334
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,293
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,981
Healthcare Support $28,687
Protective Service $49,241
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,598
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,469
Personal Care & Service $32,250
Sales & Related $28,419
Office & Administrative Support $41,238
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,505
Construction & Extraction $60,091
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,393
Production $41,816
Transportation & Material Moving $37,899