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 $14.32 $30.91 $35.14 $42.81 $22.18 $27.29 $29.88 $33.83 $32.29 $10.29 $16.64 $18.93 $21.90
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370
Medical $2,483 $7,446 $7,102 $7,185 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904
Housing $12,661 $19,651 $19,651 $24,862 $15,589 $19,651 $19,651 $24,862 $12,661 $19,651 $19,651 $24,862
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $25,299 $54,386 $61,743 $75,155 $39,088 $48,058 $52,585 $59,509 $36,160 $58,496 $66,489 $76,879
Annual taxes $4,486 $9,909 $11,340 $13,895 $7,056 $8,708 $9,566 $10,852 $6,647 $10,709 $12,263 $14,231
Required annual income before taxes $29,785 $64,295 $73,084 $89,050 $46,143 $56,766 $62,151 $70,362 $67,158 $42,807 $69,204 $78,752 $91,110

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $147,178
Business & Financial Operations $82,884
Computer & Mathematical $96,987
Architecture & Engineering $89,694
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,234
Community & Social Service $55,016
Legal $94,189
Education, Training, & Library $63,863
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $57,402
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,836
Healthcare Support $33,495
Protective Service $49,142
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,638
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,777
Personal Care & Service $27,477
Sales & Related $36,879
Office & Administrative Support $43,648
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,596
Construction & Extraction $57,505
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $57,649
Production $40,377
Transportation & Material Moving $34,328