Living Wage Calculation for New Haven-Milford, 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 $12.45 $26.94 $32.40 $39.77 $19.40 $24.46 $26.96 $30.10 $15.01 $9.25 $15.01 $17.52 $20.35
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 $10,048 $14,437 $14,437 $18,308 $11,719 $14,437 $14,437 $18,308 $10,048 $14,437 $14,437 $18,308
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 $21,979 $47,315 $56,831 $69,691 $34,130 $42,955 $47,339 $52,806 $32,459 $52,681 $61,446 $71,294
Annual taxes $3,924 $8,730 $10,553 $13,041 $6,232 $7,912 $8,734 $9,793 $6,003 $9,755 $11,441 $13,350
Required annual income before taxes $25,903 $56,045 $67,384 $82,732 $40,362 $50,867 $56,073 $62,599 $62,436 $38,462 $62,436 $72,887 $84,644

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,440
Business & Financial Operations $68,730
Computer & Mathematical $78,230
Architecture & Engineering $74,540
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,190
Community & Social Service $46,850
Legal $82,620
Education, Training, & Library $58,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,610
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,000
Healthcare Support $31,490
Protective Service $54,510
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,150
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,090
Personal Care & Service $25,750
Sales & Related $28,480
Office & Administrative Support $39,610
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,080
Construction & Extraction $55,190
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,790
Production $35,280
Transportation & Material Moving $33,840