Living Wage Calculation for Rochester, 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 $11.27 $24.74 $29.47 $36.73 $18.30 $22.53 $25.19 $28.05 $8.85 $13.56 $16.12 $18.78
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 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65

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 $7,883 $12,116 $16,349 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,883 $12,116 $16,349
Medical $2,362 $6,939 $6,595 $6,677 $4,994 $6,595 $6,677 $6,397 $4,994 $6,595 $6,677 $6,397
Housing $6,527 $9,955 $9,955 $13,380 $7,608 $9,955 $9,955 $13,380 $6,527 $9,955 $9,955 $13,380
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 $19,599 $42,784 $50,909 $63,324 $31,709 $38,985 $43,561 $48,403 $30,628 $46,868 $55,677 $64,752
Annual taxes $3,841 $8,682 $10,388 $13,075 $6,347 $7,884 $8,845 $9,941 $6,196 $9,539 $11,389 $13,374
Required annual income before taxes $23,440 $51,465 $61,296 $76,399 $38,056 $46,868 $52,405 $58,344 $36,825 $56,407 $67,066 $78,126

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,522
Business & Financial Operations $63,554
Computer & Mathematical $91,741
Architecture & Engineering $85,219
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,379
Community & Social Service $52,434
Legal $71,218
Education, Training, & Library $48,936
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,603
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,061
Healthcare Support $37,538
Protective Service $50,232
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,488
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,473
Personal Care & Service $24,576
Sales & Related $25,204
Office & Administrative Support $37,373
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,341
Construction & Extraction $54,985
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,228
Production $39,101
Transportation & Material Moving $34,349