Living Wage Calculation for Connecticut

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.77 $25.91 $30.69 $37.84 $18.68 $22.95 $25.39 $28.73 $8.79 $14.19 $16.64 $19.54
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15 $9.15

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,497 $5,146 $7,725 $10,258 $6,411 $7,972 $10,271 $12,514 $6,411 $7,972 $10,271 $12,514
Child Care $0 $9,561 $13,866 $18,172 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,561 $13,866 $18,172
Medical $2,213 $5,756 $5,556 $5,524 $4,319 $5,556 $5,524 $5,640 $4,319 $5,556 $5,524 $5,640
Housing $9,482 $14,427 $14,427 $18,141 $11,415 $14,427 $14,427 $18,141 $9,482 $14,427 $14,427 $18,141
Transportation $3,575 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $9,505 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $9,505
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $20,913 $45,839 $54,251 $66,802 $33,095 $40,631 $44,928 $50,813 $31,162 $50,192 $58,795 $68,984
Annual taxes $3,562 $8,046 $9,581 $11,902 $5,754 $7,110 $7,883 $8,945 $5,406 $8,831 $10,421 $12,305
Required annual income before taxes $24,475 $53,886 $63,831 $78,704 $38,849 $47,741 $52,811 $59,758 $36,568 $59,023 $69,216 $81,289

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $113,720
Business & Financial Operations $72,210
Computer & Mathematical $84,670
Architecture & Engineering $81,530
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,860
Community & Social Service $49,850
Legal $85,690
Education, Training, & Library $57,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,310
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,280
Healthcare Support $31,250
Protective Service $48,580
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,060
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,780
Personal Care & Service $24,870
Sales & Related $28,720
Office & Administrative Support $39,250
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,010
Construction & Extraction $52,340
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,060
Production $38,050
Transportation & Material Moving $32,680