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 $11.97 $27.03 $32.48 $39.73 $19.36 $24.54 $27.04 $30.05 $15.05 $9.00 $15.05 $17.56 $20.32
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 $9,164 $14,594 $14,594 $18,224 $11,630 $14,594 $14,594 $18,224 $9,164 $14,594 $14,594 $18,224
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 $21,095 $47,473 $56,988 $69,606 $34,041 $43,112 $47,496 $52,722 $31,575 $52,838 $61,603 $71,210
Annual taxes $3,802 $8,751 $10,575 $13,030 $6,220 $7,934 $8,756 $9,781 $5,881 $9,776 $11,463 $13,338
Required annual income before taxes $24,898 $56,224 $67,563 $82,636 $40,261 $51,046 $56,252 $62,503 $62,614 $37,456 $62,614 $73,066 $84,548

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,600
Business & Financial Operations $72,640
Computer & Mathematical $86,500
Architecture & Engineering $85,430
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,740
Community & Social Service $49,730
Legal $83,980
Education, Training, & Library $54,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,050
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,720
Healthcare Support $30,890
Protective Service $45,690
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,020
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,570
Personal Care & Service $25,170
Sales & Related $28,840
Office & Administrative Support $40,150
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,460
Construction & Extraction $52,050
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,100
Production $39,030
Transportation & Material Moving $32,530