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 $12.95 $28.03 $32.26 $39.68 $19.77 $24.41 $27.00 $30.70 $29.41 $9.60 $15.20 $17.49 $20.34
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370
Medical $2,483 $7,446 $7,102 $7,185 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904
Housing $10,153 $14,395 $14,395 $19,147 $11,185 $14,395 $14,395 $19,147 $10,153 $14,395 $14,395 $19,147
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $22,791 $49,130 $56,488 $69,439 $34,684 $42,803 $47,329 $53,794 $33,652 $53,241 $61,233 $71,164
Annual taxes $4,136 $9,176 $10,607 $13,098 $6,441 $7,975 $8,833 $10,055 $6,297 $9,975 $11,530 $13,433
Required annual income before taxes $26,928 $58,306 $67,095 $82,537 $41,126 $50,777 $56,162 $63,849 $61,168 $39,950 $63,216 $72,763 $84,597

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,108
Business & Financial Operations $69,994
Computer & Mathematical $85,743
Architecture & Engineering $83,748
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,298
Community & Social Service $60,036
Legal $62,402
Education, Training, & Library $57,042
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,039
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,507
Healthcare Support $34,915
Protective Service $50,891
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,578
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,526
Personal Care & Service $24,926
Sales & Related $25,512
Office & Administrative Support $38,011
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,854
Construction & Extraction $55,561
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,053
Production $47,156
Transportation & Material Moving $33,228