Living Wage Calculation for Lamoille County, Vermont

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 $10.58 $23.62 $29.23 $37.00 $17.64 $22.29 $24.83 $28.22 $13.37 $8.82 $13.37 $15.95 $18.97
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 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60

*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 $3,464 $5,244 $7,806 $10,314 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541
Child Care $0 $7,663 $12,214 $16,765 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,663 $12,214 $16,765
Medical $2,248 $6,697 $6,411 $6,571 $5,063 $6,411 $6,571 $6,429 $5,063 $6,411 $6,571 $6,429
Housing $7,068 $11,460 $11,460 $15,720 $9,216 $11,460 $11,460 $15,720 $9,216 $11,460 $11,460 $15,720
Transportation $3,568 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687
Other $2,355 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246
Required annual income after taxes $18,703 $41,680 $51,366 $64,785 $31,246 $39,383 $43,767 $49,624 $31,246 $47,046 $55,981 $66,389
Annual taxes $3,309 $7,451 $9,440 $12,183 $5,439 $6,979 $7,879 $9,069 $5,439 $8,553 $10,388 $12,513
Required annual income before taxes $22,012 $49,131 $60,806 $76,968 $36,685 $46,362 $51,646 $58,693 $55,599 $36,685 $55,599 $66,369 $78,901

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,480
Business & Financial Operations $58,700
Computer & Mathematical $68,430
Architecture & Engineering $63,770
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,080
Community & Social Service $38,320
Legal $67,620
Education, Training, & Library $41,490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,330
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,080
Healthcare Support $28,950
Protective Service $37,290
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,860
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,720
Personal Care & Service $24,180
Sales & Related $26,700
Office & Administrative Support $34,330
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,110
Construction & Extraction $40,390
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,760
Production $33,720
Transportation & Material Moving $33,460