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 $12.33 $28.06 $31.83 $39.17 $19.98 $24.03 $27.03 $30.07 $19.33 $9.38 $14.99 $17.49 $19.99
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $9,452 $14,645 $14,645 $18,501 $11,690 $14,645 $14,645 $18,501 $9,452 $14,645 $14,645 $18,501
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 $21,695 $49,179 $55,733 $68,495 $35,064 $42,139 $47,387 $52,662 $32,826 $52,513 $61,206 $69,925
Annual taxes $3,961 $9,187 $10,466 $12,972 $6,491 $7,841 $8,838 $9,873 $6,179 $9,836 $11,534 $13,249
Required annual income before taxes $25,655 $58,367 $66,200 $81,467 $41,555 $49,981 $56,226 $62,535 $60,316 $39,005 $62,350 $72,740 $83,175

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $116,655
Business & Financial Operations $75,584
Computer & Mathematical $91,235
Architecture & Engineering $87,443
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,726
Community & Social Service $52,654
Legal $87,238
Education, Training, & Library $59,655
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,006
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,998
Healthcare Support $32,124
Protective Service $52,275
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,571
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,222
Personal Care & Service $26,824
Sales & Related $30,945
Office & Administrative Support $42,353
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,691
Construction & Extraction $55,063
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,738
Production $41,000
Transportation & Material Moving $34,532