Living Wage Calculation for Litchfield County, Connecticut

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.73 $27.24 $31.00 $38.24 $19.28 $23.20 $26.21 $29.13 $18.78 $9.64 $14.58 $17.07 $19.53
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $10,374 $13,819 $17,263 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,374 $13,819 $17,263
Medical $2,511 $7,306 $7,025 $7,083 $5,266 $7,025 $7,083 $6,753 $5,266 $7,025 $7,083 $6,753
Housing $8,340 $13,140 $13,140 $16,800 $10,416 $13,140 $13,140 $16,800 $10,416 $13,140 $13,140 $16,800
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $20,583 $47,674 $54,228 $66,794 $33,790 $40,634 $45,882 $50,962 $33,790 $51,008 $59,701 $68,225
Annual taxes $3,806 $8,978 $10,256 $12,735 $6,313 $7,631 $8,629 $9,636 $6,313 $9,627 $11,324 $13,012
Required annual income before taxes $24,389 $56,652 $64,485 $79,529 $40,103 $48,266 $54,511 $60,597 $58,601 $40,103 $60,635 $71,025 $81,237

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $119,761
Business & Financial Operations $74,866
Computer & Mathematical $88,847
Architecture & Engineering $84,071
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,778
Community & Social Service $52,193
Legal $88,898
Education, Training, & Library $60,844
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,208
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,711
Healthcare Support $32,698
Protective Service $52,347
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,929
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,678
Personal Care & Service $26,261
Sales & Related $30,822
Office & Administrative Support $41,308
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,013
Construction & Extraction $55,401
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,584
Production $39,729
Transportation & Material Moving $34,573