Living Wage Calculation for Barnstable Town, MA

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 $12.97 $27.24 $31.95 $38.84 $19.26 $24.60 $27.00 $30.34 $15.09 $9.29 $15.09 $17.24 $19.86
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $10,195 $13,676 $17,156 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,195 $13,676 $17,156
Medical $2,481 $6,277 $5,990 $6,151 $5,179 $5,990 $6,151 $6,009 $5,179 $5,990 $6,151 $6,009
Housing $11,844 $17,484 $17,484 $21,996 $13,068 $17,484 $17,484 $21,996 $11,844 $17,484 $17,484 $21,996
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 $23,712 $49,816 $58,432 $71,031 $35,214 $44,986 $49,371 $55,479 $33,990 $55,181 $63,047 $72,635
Annual taxes $3,258 $6,845 $8,029 $9,760 $4,839 $6,181 $6,784 $7,623 $4,670 $7,582 $8,663 $9,981
Required annual income before taxes $26,970 $56,661 $66,460 $80,792 $40,053 $51,168 $56,154 $63,102 $62,764 $38,661 $62,764 $71,710 $82,616

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,030
Business & Financial Operations $65,780
Computer & Mathematical $77,250
Architecture & Engineering $71,650
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,910
Community & Social Service $41,050
Legal $68,670
Education, Training, & Library $57,830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,700
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,820
Healthcare Support $30,090
Protective Service $55,110
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,800
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,980
Personal Care & Service $26,410
Sales & Related $27,050
Office & Administrative Support $35,720
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,210
Construction & Extraction $47,110
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,960
Production $35,990
Transportation & Material Moving $35,310