Living Wage Calculation for Orange 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 $12.24 $24.78 $29.13 $35.93 $18.53 $22.46 $25.09 $28.05 $26.40 $9.27 $13.58 $15.94 $18.47
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 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

*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 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307
Medical $2,377 $6,885 $6,542 $6,624 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343
Housing $9,108 $11,724 $11,724 $15,048 $9,168 $11,724 $11,724 $15,048 $9,168 $11,724 $11,724 $15,048
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 $21,640 $43,562 $51,057 $62,717 $32,755 $39,570 $44,097 $49,134 $32,755 $47,672 $55,802 $64,441
Annual taxes $3,809 $7,979 $9,534 $12,018 $5,797 $7,151 $8,090 $9,200 $5,797 $8,832 $10,519 $12,376
Required annual income before taxes $25,449 $51,542 $60,592 $74,735 $38,551 $46,721 $52,188 $58,334 $54,916 $38,551 $56,505 $66,321 $76,817

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,492
Business & Financial Operations $61,939
Computer & Mathematical $71,239
Architecture & Engineering $69,685
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,811
Community & Social Service $40,367
Legal $71,475
Education, Training, & Library $46,344
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,871
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,648
Healthcare Support $31,520
Protective Service $39,801
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,788
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,411
Personal Care & Service $27,950
Sales & Related $28,423
Office & Administrative Support $37,332
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,333
Construction & Extraction $43,062
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,469
Production $36,170
Transportation & Material Moving $35,604