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 $11.29 $24.58 $29.23 $36.41 $18.23 $21.80 $24.44 $27.28 $8.89 $13.47 $15.99 $18.62
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 $6,660 $9,936 $9,936 $13,440 $7,476 $9,936 $9,936 $13,440 $6,660 $9,936 $9,936 $13,440
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 $19,753 $42,756 $50,815 $63,245 $31,758 $37,952 $42,528 $47,449 $30,942 $46,840 $55,583 $64,672
Annual taxes $3,722 $8,362 $9,991 $12,493 $6,160 $7,391 $8,316 $9,299 $6,046 $9,188 $10,955 $12,782
Required annual income before taxes $23,475 $51,118 $60,806 $75,738 $37,918 $45,342 $50,844 $56,748 $36,988 $56,028 $66,538 $77,454

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,983
Business & Financial Operations $57,752
Computer & Mathematical $67,576
Architecture & Engineering $67,864
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,367
Community & Social Service $40,089
Legal $58,544
Education, Training, & Library $45,202
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,974
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,998
Healthcare Support $30,882
Protective Service $44,955
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,792
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,461
Personal Care & Service $22,673
Sales & Related $25,224
Office & Administrative Support $33,083
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,459
Construction & Extraction $53,133
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,272
Production $36,396
Transportation & Material Moving $37,332