Living Wage Calculation for Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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 $14.08 $29.78 $34.92 $43.57 $21.74 $27.05 $29.65 $33.66 $31.30 $10.87 $16.07 $18.82 $22.28
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 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60 $8.60

*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 $8,863 $13,918 $18,973 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,863 $13,918 $18,973
Medical $2,737 $7,949 $7,605 $7,688 $5,795 $7,605 $7,688 $7,407 $5,795 $7,605 $7,688 $7,407
Housing $12,480 $19,524 $19,524 $24,816 $15,216 $19,524 $19,524 $24,816 $15,216 $19,524 $19,524 $24,816
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 $25,372 $53,187 $62,134 $77,214 $39,111 $48,434 $52,961 $59,966 $39,111 $57,297 $66,879 $78,939
Annual taxes $3,908 $8,749 $10,491 $13,412 $6,105 $7,823 $8,705 $10,053 $6,105 $9,549 $11,415 $13,761
Required annual income before taxes $29,281 $61,936 $72,625 $90,626 $45,217 $56,257 $61,666 $70,019 $65,107 $45,217 $66,846 $78,294 $92,700

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $134,998
Business & Financial Operations $79,602
Computer & Mathematical $97,553
Architecture & Engineering $88,747
Life, Physical, & Social Science $84,900
Community & Social Service $51,837
Legal $91,093
Education, Training, & Library $58,441
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,131
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,394
Healthcare Support $29,627
Protective Service $43,864
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,825
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,102
Personal Care & Service $26,582
Sales & Related $29,843
Office & Administrative Support $39,009
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,047
Construction & Extraction $57,814
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,783
Production $35,295
Transportation & Material Moving $32,158