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 $12.36 $27.99 $31.55 $38.46 $19.21 $23.08 $25.95 $28.79 $19.10 $9.32 $14.91 $17.27 $19.62
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

*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 $3,467 $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 $12,296 $15,684 $19,071 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,296 $15,684 $19,071
Medical $2,688 $7,056 $6,775 $6,833 $5,761 $6,775 $6,833 $6,503 $5,761 $6,775 $6,833 $6,503
Housing $10,140 $14,880 $14,880 $18,648 $11,196 $14,880 $14,880 $18,648 $10,140 $14,880 $14,880 $18,648
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 $22,559 $51,086 $57,583 $70,200 $35,064 $42,124 $47,372 $52,559 $34,008 $54,420 $63,056 $71,630
Annual taxes $3,147 $7,127 $8,033 $9,793 $4,891 $5,876 $6,608 $7,332 $4,744 $7,592 $8,796 $9,992
Required annual income before taxes $25,706 $58,213 $65,616 $79,993 $39,956 $48,001 $53,981 $59,891 $59,601 $38,753 $62,012 $71,853 $81,623

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,037
Business & Financial Operations $65,190
Computer & Mathematical $74,866
Architecture & Engineering $72,017
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,261
Community & Social Service $41,943
Legal $60,926
Education, Training, & Library $61,377
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,457
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,982
Healthcare Support $32,226
Protective Service $54,335
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,549
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $36,019
Personal Care & Service $28,885
Sales & Related $27,675
Office & Administrative Support $37,659
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,814
Construction & Extraction $50,799
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,599
Production $37,648
Transportation & Material Moving $36,921