Living Wage Calculation for Norwich-New London, 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 $12.11 $27.16 $30.93 $38.51 $19.06 $23.13 $26.13 $29.40 $18.73 $9.26 $14.54 $17.04 $19.66
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 $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 $9,046 $13,007 $13,007 $17,294 $10,022 $13,007 $13,007 $17,294 $9,046 $13,007 $13,007 $17,294
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 $21,289 $47,542 $54,096 $67,288 $33,396 $40,502 $45,750 $51,455 $32,420 $50,876 $59,569 $68,718
Annual taxes $3,904 $8,959 $10,238 $12,804 $6,258 $7,613 $8,610 $9,705 $6,122 $9,608 $11,305 $13,081
Required annual income before taxes $25,193 $56,501 $64,334 $80,092 $39,654 $48,115 $54,360 $61,160 $58,450 $38,542 $60,484 $70,874 $81,799

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,489
Business & Financial Operations $68,450
Computer & Mathematical $84,850
Architecture & Engineering $80,668
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,090
Community & Social Service $53,905
Legal $65,754
Education, Training, & Library $56,037
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,590
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,992
Healthcare Support $32,687
Protective Service $49,077
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,038
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,204
Personal Care & Service $23,903
Sales & Related $25,625
Office & Administrative Support $36,675
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,828
Construction & Extraction $52,173
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,247
Production $47,191
Transportation & Material Moving $32,472