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 $13.85 $29.92 $35.37 $43.47 $21.54 $27.43 $29.93 $33.79 $16.50 $9.94 $16.50 $19.01 $22.19
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 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60 $9.60

*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 $9,726 $14,107 $18,488 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,726 $14,107 $18,488
Medical $2,544 $7,292 $7,006 $7,166 $5,444 $7,006 $7,166 $7,024 $5,444 $7,006 $7,166 $7,024
Housing $12,596 $19,881 $19,881 $25,060 $15,623 $19,881 $19,881 $25,060 $12,596 $19,881 $19,881 $25,060
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 $24,527 $52,759 $62,275 $76,442 $38,034 $48,398 $52,783 $59,558 $35,007 $58,124 $66,890 $78,046
Annual taxes $4,274 $9,478 $11,301 $13,969 $6,769 $8,660 $9,482 $10,720 $6,353 $10,503 $12,189 $14,277
Required annual income before taxes $28,802 $62,237 $73,576 $90,411 $44,803 $57,059 $62,265 $70,278 $68,627 $41,360 $68,627 $79,079 $92,323

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $129,660
Business & Financial Operations $76,620
Computer & Mathematical $87,950
Architecture & Engineering $81,770
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,410
Community & Social Service $51,640
Legal $96,000
Education, Training, & Library $60,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,070
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,280
Healthcare Support $32,180
Protective Service $42,400
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,100
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,500
Personal Care & Service $26,580
Sales & Related $33,360
Office & Administrative Support $40,410
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,510
Construction & Extraction $52,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,660
Production $39,270
Transportation & Material Moving $31,630