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 $13.05 $28.22 $31.99 $39.45 $20.26 $24.19 $27.19 $30.35 $19.44 $9.74 $15.07 $17.57 $20.14
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

*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 $10,374 $13,819 $17,263 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,374 $13,819 $17,263
Medical $2,511 $7,306 $7,025 $7,083 $5,266 $7,025 $7,083 $6,753 $5,266 $7,025 $7,083 $6,753
Housing $10,765 $14,937 $14,937 $19,024 $12,212 $14,937 $14,937 $19,024 $10,765 $14,937 $14,937 $19,024
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 $23,008 $49,472 $56,026 $69,018 $35,586 $42,432 $47,680 $53,186 $34,140 $52,806 $61,499 $70,449
Annual taxes $4,144 $9,228 $10,507 $13,045 $6,564 $7,882 $8,879 $9,946 $6,362 $9,877 $11,575 $13,322
Required annual income before taxes $27,152 $58,700 $66,533 $82,063 $42,150 $50,314 $56,559 $63,132 $60,649 $40,501 $62,683 $73,073 $83,771

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,122
Business & Financial Operations $71,965
Computer & Mathematical $80,575
Architecture & Engineering $79,479
Life, Physical, & Social Science $80,801
Community & Social Service $46,627
Legal $85,362
Education, Training, & Library $62,505
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,013
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,664
Healthcare Support $33,866
Protective Service $60,137
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,975
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,488
Personal Care & Service $25,871
Sales & Related $30,658
Office & Administrative Support $41,933
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,006
Construction & Extraction $57,441
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,342
Production $36,910
Transportation & Material Moving $35,773