Living Wage Calculation for Grafton 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $12.45 $24.74 $28.76 $35.04 $18.47 $22.62 $24.95 $28.15 $9.24 $13.55 $15.62 $18.11
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,497 $5,146 $7,725 $10,258 $6,411 $7,972 $10,271 $12,514 $6,411 $7,972 $10,271 $12,514
Child Care $0 $8,260 $11,564 $14,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,260 $11,564 $14,868
Medical $2,389 $6,629 $6,429 $6,398 $5,069 $6,429 $6,398 $6,513 $5,069 $6,429 $6,398 $6,513
Housing $11,316 $14,556 $14,556 $18,276 $11,580 $14,556 $14,556 $18,276 $11,580 $14,556 $14,556 $18,276
Transportation $3,575 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $9,505 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $9,505
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $22,923 $45,540 $52,950 $64,506 $34,009 $41,633 $45,931 $51,820 $34,009 $49,893 $57,494 $66,688
Annual taxes $2,978 $5,916 $6,878 $8,379 $4,418 $5,408 $5,966 $6,731 $4,418 $6,481 $7,469 $8,663
Required annual income before taxes $25,900 $51,455 $59,828 $72,885 $38,427 $47,041 $51,897 $58,552 $38,427 $56,374 $64,963 $75,351

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,480
Business & Financial Operations $63,380
Computer & Mathematical $79,820
Architecture & Engineering $71,330
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,520
Community & Social Service $42,170
Legal $69,210
Education, Training, & Library $46,310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,400
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,040
Healthcare Support $30,740
Protective Service $42,790
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,890
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,970
Personal Care & Service $23,270
Sales & Related $26,600
Office & Administrative Support $33,940
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,820
Construction & Extraction $42,240
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,150
Production $34,260
Transportation & Material Moving $30,550