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 $11.84 $26.44 $31.89 $39.44 $18.67 $23.95 $26.46 $29.77 $14.76 $8.94 $14.76 $17.27 $20.18
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 $8,918 $13,519 $13,519 $17,704 $10,372 $13,519 $13,519 $17,704 $8,918 $13,519 $13,519 $17,704
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 $20,849 $46,398 $55,913 $69,087 $32,783 $42,037 $46,421 $52,202 $31,329 $51,763 $60,528 $70,690
Annual taxes $3,769 $8,603 $10,427 $12,958 $6,047 $7,786 $8,608 $9,710 $5,848 $9,629 $11,315 $13,267
Required annual income before taxes $24,618 $55,001 $66,340 $82,045 $38,830 $49,823 $55,029 $61,912 $61,391 $37,176 $61,391 $71,843 $83,957

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,910
Business & Financial Operations $65,540
Computer & Mathematical $82,060
Architecture & Engineering $77,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $50,300
Legal $65,490
Education, Training, & Library $55,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,970
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,790
Healthcare Support $30,190
Protective Service $46,840
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,950
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,330
Personal Care & Service $21,870
Sales & Related $24,630
Office & Administrative Support $35,340
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,320
Construction & Extraction $48,950
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,100
Production $45,230
Transportation & Material Moving $31,190