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 $11.45 $25.32 $28.75 $35.79 $18.73 $22.23 $25.11 $28.19 $17.53 $8.83 $13.57 $15.88 $18.29
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 $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 $3,467 $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 $8,969 $12,130 $15,291 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,969 $12,130 $15,291
Medical $2,696 $7,155 $6,874 $6,931 $5,636 $6,874 $6,931 $6,601 $5,636 $6,874 $6,931 $6,601
Housing $8,477 $13,240 $13,240 $17,453 $10,446 $13,240 $13,240 $17,453 $8,477 $13,240 $13,240 $17,453
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 $20,905 $46,217 $52,487 $65,324 $34,191 $40,583 $45,830 $51,463 $32,221 $49,552 $57,960 $66,754
Annual taxes $2,916 $6,447 $7,322 $9,113 $4,770 $5,661 $6,393 $7,179 $4,495 $6,912 $8,085 $9,312
Required annual income before taxes $23,821 $52,665 $59,809 $74,436 $38,960 $46,244 $52,224 $58,642 $54,706 $36,716 $56,464 $66,046 $76,066

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,963
Business & Financial Operations $65,949
Computer & Mathematical $80,165
Architecture & Engineering $77,552
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,527
Community & Social Service $43,327
Legal $69,526
Education, Training, & Library $45,633
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,950
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,390
Healthcare Support $32,954
Protective Service $40,662
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,739
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,050
Personal Care & Service $25,246
Sales & Related $31,765
Office & Administrative Support $36,931
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,091
Construction & Extraction $47,704
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,833
Production $35,147
Transportation & Material Moving $31,232