Living Wage Calculation for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

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 $13.70 $30.15 $33.92 $41.80 $21.60 $26.12 $29.12 $32.70 $20.73 $10.06 $16.03 $18.53 $21.31
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 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

*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 $10,374 $13,819 $17,263 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,374 $13,819 $17,263
Medical $2,511 $7,306 $7,025 $7,083 $5,266 $7,025 $7,083 $6,753 $5,266 $7,025 $7,083 $6,753
Housing $11,936 $18,460 $18,460 $23,305 $14,643 $18,460 $18,460 $23,305 $11,936 $18,460 $18,460 $23,305
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 $24,179 $52,994 $59,548 $73,299 $38,017 $45,954 $51,202 $57,467 $35,311 $56,328 $65,021 $74,730
Annual taxes $4,307 $9,720 $10,999 $13,642 $6,903 $8,373 $9,371 $10,543 $6,525 $10,369 $12,066 $13,920
Required annual income before taxes $28,487 $62,714 $70,546 $86,941 $44,920 $54,328 $60,573 $68,010 $64,663 $41,836 $66,697 $77,087 $88,649

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $138,857
Business & Financial Operations $79,007
Computer & Mathematical $92,937
Architecture & Engineering $82,718
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,979
Community & Social Service $54,499
Legal $104,950
Education, Training, & Library $62,443
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,577
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,101
Healthcare Support $32,739
Protective Service $43,675
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,462
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,345
Personal Care & Service $27,562
Sales & Related $36,029
Office & Administrative Support $42,620
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,366
Construction & Extraction $56,365
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,009
Production $40,467
Transportation & Material Moving $32,995