Living Wage Calculation for Orleans 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 $10.95 $23.43 $27.31 $34.01 $17.74 $20.69 $23.73 $26.00 $16.40 $8.87 $12.68 $15.25 $17.42
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 $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 $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $8,052 $11,632 $15,213 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,052 $11,632 $15,213
Medical $2,406 $6,748 $6,467 $6,524 $5,354 $6,467 $6,524 $6,194 $5,354 $6,467 $6,524 $6,194
Housing $7,176 $9,456 $9,456 $11,832 $7,848 $9,456 $9,456 $11,832 $7,848 $9,456 $9,456 $11,832
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,313 $41,110 $47,799 $59,218 $31,309 $36,392 $41,640 $45,435 $31,309 $44,444 $53,272 $60,648
Annual taxes $3,469 $7,623 $9,016 $11,529 $5,592 $6,634 $7,726 $8,647 $5,592 $8,315 $10,155 $11,824
Required annual income before taxes $22,782 $48,732 $56,815 $70,746 $36,901 $43,025 $49,366 $54,082 $51,180 $36,901 $52,759 $63,427 $72,472

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,887
Business & Financial Operations $60,731
Computer & Mathematical $72,580
Architecture & Engineering $69,095
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,105
Community & Social Service $38,930
Legal $69,065
Education, Training, & Library $44,393
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,652
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,164
Healthcare Support $30,750
Protective Service $39,227
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,359
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,516
Personal Care & Service $26,630
Sales & Related $28,208
Office & Administrative Support $36,295
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,781
Construction & Extraction $42,661
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,967
Production $35,967
Transportation & Material Moving $34,543