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 $11.19 $24.41 $29.04 $35.67 $17.89 $22.74 $25.13 $28.29 $13.67 $8.34 $13.67 $15.78 $18.28
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 $3,464 $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 $8,423 $11,767 $15,111 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,423 $11,767 $15,111
Medical $2,466 $6,675 $6,389 $6,549 $4,909 $6,389 $6,549 $6,407 $4,909 $6,389 $6,549 $6,407
Housing $8,619 $13,677 $13,677 $17,851 $10,840 $13,677 $13,677 $17,851 $8,619 $13,677 $13,677 $17,851
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 $20,472 $44,635 $53,114 $65,239 $32,716 $41,577 $45,962 $51,732 $30,496 $50,000 $57,729 $66,843
Annual taxes $2,813 $6,133 $7,298 $8,964 $4,495 $5,713 $6,315 $7,108 $4,190 $6,870 $7,932 $9,185
Required annual income before taxes $23,285 $50,768 $60,412 $74,203 $37,212 $47,290 $52,277 $58,840 $56,871 $34,686 $56,871 $65,661 $76,027

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,980
Business & Financial Operations $65,640
Computer & Mathematical $76,010
Architecture & Engineering $72,140
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,530
Community & Social Service $42,400
Legal $74,260
Education, Training, & Library $47,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,990
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,240
Healthcare Support $31,100
Protective Service $36,450
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,750
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,240
Personal Care & Service $24,110
Sales & Related $29,130
Office & Administrative Support $34,950
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,090
Construction & Extraction $45,910
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,560
Production $32,930
Transportation & Material Moving $29,440