Living Wage Calculation for Cheshire County, New Hampshire

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 $11.26 $24.86 $28.29 $35.02 $18.31 $21.77 $24.65 $27.43 $17.23 $9.16 $13.34 $15.65 $17.90
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $8,969 $12,130 $15,291 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,969 $12,130 $15,291
Medical $2,696 $7,155 $6,874 $6,931 $5,636 $6,874 $6,931 $6,601 $5,636 $6,874 $6,931 $6,601
Housing $8,124 $12,396 $12,396 $16,056 $9,684 $12,396 $12,396 $16,056 $9,684 $12,396 $12,396 $16,056
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 $20,552 $45,374 $51,644 $63,927 $33,428 $39,739 $44,987 $50,066 $33,428 $48,708 $57,117 $65,357
Annual taxes $2,867 $6,330 $7,204 $8,918 $4,663 $5,544 $6,276 $6,984 $4,663 $6,795 $7,968 $9,117
Required annual income before taxes $23,418 $51,703 $58,848 $72,844 $38,092 $45,282 $51,262 $57,050 $53,744 $38,092 $55,502 $65,084 $74,474

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,428
Business & Financial Operations $65,877
Computer & Mathematical $82,923
Architecture & Engineering $75,215
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,478
Community & Social Service $45,192
Legal $69,587
Education, Training, & Library $48,216
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,025
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,751
Healthcare Support $32,698
Protective Service $44,957
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,720
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,931
Personal Care & Service $24,662
Sales & Related $28,690
Office & Administrative Support $35,998
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,256
Construction & Extraction $44,618
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,073
Production $35,978
Transportation & Material Moving $32,185