Living Wage Calculation for Burlington-South Burlington, VT

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 $13.29 $27.84 $32.19 $40.32 $20.88 $25.52 $28.15 $32.43 $29.46 $9.78 $15.11 $17.47 $20.66
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 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

*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 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307
Medical $2,377 $6,885 $6,542 $6,624 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343
Housing $11,040 $17,304 $17,304 $23,052 $13,452 $17,304 $17,304 $23,052 $11,040 $17,304 $17,304 $23,052
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 $23,572 $49,142 $56,637 $70,721 $37,039 $45,150 $49,677 $57,138 $34,627 $53,252 $61,382 $72,445
Annual taxes $4,078 $8,758 $10,313 $13,135 $6,394 $7,929 $8,869 $10,316 $6,058 $9,611 $11,298 $13,492
Required annual income before taxes $27,651 $57,900 $66,950 $83,855 $43,433 $53,080 $58,546 $67,454 $61,275 $40,685 $62,863 $72,680 $85,938

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,100
Business & Financial Operations $64,912
Computer & Mathematical $72,658
Architecture & Engineering $73,203
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,762
Community & Social Service $41,920
Legal $70,632
Education, Training, & Library $51,621
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,047
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,806
Healthcare Support $31,705
Protective Service $42,712
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,932
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,537
Personal Care & Service $28,969
Sales & Related $28,742
Office & Administrative Support $38,505
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,742
Construction & Extraction $46,117
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,578
Production $37,240
Transportation & Material Moving $35,089