Living Wage Calculation for Bristol County, Rhode Island

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 $12.30 $26.03 $30.93 $38.09 $19.21 $22.81 $25.37 $28.09 $27.43 $9.61 $14.18 $16.81 $19.54
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 $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 $3,477 $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 $9,802 $14,563 $19,324 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,802 $14,563 $19,324
Medical $2,603 $7,177 $6,834 $6,916 $5,663 $6,834 $6,916 $6,635 $5,663 $6,834 $6,916 $6,635
Housing $8,976 $12,168 $12,168 $15,252 $10,188 $12,168 $12,168 $15,252 $10,188 $12,168 $12,168 $15,252
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 $21,734 $45,998 $54,651 $67,230 $33,952 $40,307 $44,834 $49,630 $33,952 $50,109 $59,397 $68,954
Annual taxes $3,850 $8,149 $9,681 $11,997 $6,013 $7,142 $7,943 $8,801 $6,013 $8,877 $10,521 $12,319
Required annual income before taxes $25,584 $54,148 $64,332 $79,227 $39,965 $47,449 $52,777 $58,431 $57,063 $39,965 $58,986 $69,917 $81,274

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $122,715
Business & Financial Operations $74,026
Computer & Mathematical $85,671
Architecture & Engineering $84,982
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,370
Community & Social Service $46,344
Legal $75,415
Education, Training, & Library $59,491
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,473
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,547
Healthcare Support $32,034
Protective Service $45,860
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,350
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,390
Personal Care & Service $26,057
Sales & Related $30,584
Office & Administrative Support $39,194
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,532
Construction & Extraction $52,269
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,121
Production $36,036
Transportation & Material Moving $31,077