Living Wage Calculation for Strafford 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 $13.17 $25.97 $29.85 $37.10 $19.26 $23.28 $25.76 $29.62 $27.38 $9.63 $14.11 $16.22 $19.02
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

*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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386
Medical $2,668 $7,294 $6,950 $7,032 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751
Housing $11,208 $14,244 $14,244 $19,572 $11,280 $14,244 $14,244 $19,572 $11,280 $14,244 $14,244 $19,572
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
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 $24,031 $47,414 $54,485 $67,728 $35,151 $42,499 $47,026 $54,067 $35,151 $51,524 $59,231 $69,453
Annual taxes $3,352 $6,614 $7,601 $9,448 $4,904 $5,929 $6,560 $7,542 $4,904 $7,188 $8,263 $9,689
Required annual income before taxes $27,384 $54,028 $62,086 $77,176 $40,054 $48,427 $53,586 $61,609 $56,942 $40,054 $58,711 $67,493 $79,141

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,404
Business & Financial Operations $66,877
Computer & Mathematical $84,406
Architecture & Engineering $79,705
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,568
Community & Social Service $44,574
Legal $74,479
Education, Training, & Library $49,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,556
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,773
Healthcare Support $33,999
Protective Service $48,185
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,580
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,886
Personal Care & Service $25,749
Sales & Related $28,567
Office & Administrative Support $36,931
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,102
Construction & Extraction $46,014
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,296
Production $37,198
Transportation & Material Moving $32,929