Living Wage Calculation for Manchester-Nashua, NH

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 $11.90 $25.77 $29.65 $36.45 $19.03 $23.08 $25.56 $28.97 $27.17 $8.97 $14.01 $16.12 $18.70
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386
Medical $2,668 $7,294 $6,950 $7,032 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751
Housing $8,894 $13,874 $13,874 $18,384 $10,875 $13,874 $13,874 $18,384 $8,894 $13,874 $13,874 $18,384
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 $21,717 $47,044 $54,116 $66,540 $34,746 $42,129 $46,656 $52,879 $32,765 $51,154 $58,861 $68,265
Annual taxes $3,030 $6,563 $7,549 $9,282 $4,847 $5,877 $6,509 $7,377 $4,571 $7,136 $8,211 $9,523
Required annual income before taxes $24,747 $53,607 $61,665 $75,823 $39,593 $48,006 $53,165 $60,256 $56,520 $37,335 $58,290 $67,072 $77,788

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,448
Business & Financial Operations $65,951
Computer & Mathematical $79,242
Architecture & Engineering $82,194
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,562
Community & Social Service $42,445
Legal $77,082
Education, Training, & Library $48,823
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,894
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,757
Healthcare Support $34,637
Protective Service $42,846
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,033
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,609
Personal Care & Service $24,226
Sales & Related $30,707
Office & Administrative Support $37,857
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,689
Construction & Extraction $48,288
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,643
Production $36,674
Transportation & Material Moving $32,003