Living Wage Calculation for Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, 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 $12.37 $27.84 $32.06 $38.94 $19.79 $24.22 $26.81 $29.95 $29.22 $9.32 $15.10 $17.39 $19.96
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 $9,110 $14,044 $14,044 $17,790 $11,221 $14,044 $14,044 $17,790 $9,110 $14,044 $14,044 $17,790
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 $21,748 $48,779 $56,137 $68,083 $34,721 $42,451 $46,978 $52,437 $32,609 $52,889 $60,882 $69,807
Annual taxes $3,991 $9,127 $10,558 $12,909 $6,446 $7,926 $8,784 $9,866 $6,152 $9,926 $11,481 $13,244
Required annual income before taxes $25,739 $57,906 $66,695 $80,991 $41,167 $50,377 $55,762 $62,303 $60,768 $38,761 $62,816 $72,363 $83,051

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $118,323
Business & Financial Operations $76,660
Computer & Mathematical $92,862
Architecture & Engineering $89,591
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,709
Community & Social Service $55,005
Legal $89,488
Education, Training, & Library $61,373
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,989
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,324
Healthcare Support $33,546
Protective Service $52,701
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,010
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,878
Personal Care & Service $27,744
Sales & Related $31,859
Office & Administrative Support $42,527
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,115
Construction & Extraction $57,989
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,485
Production $42,630
Transportation & Material Moving $35,141