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 $11.97 $26.36 $31.00 $38.29 $18.71 $23.25 $25.82 $28.73 $9.35 $14.30 $16.85 $19.56
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 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70 $8.70

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 $3,509 $5,176 $7,786 $10,321 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583
Child Care $0 $9,562 $14,062 $18,562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,562 $14,062 $18,562
Medical $2,520 $7,389 $7,178 $7,242 $5,049 $7,178 $7,242 $7,209 $5,049 $7,178 $7,242 $7,209
Housing $9,482 $14,427 $14,427 $18,141 $11,415 $14,427 $14,427 $18,141 $11,415 $14,427 $14,427 $18,141
Transportation $3,764 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845
Other $2,096 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502
Required annual income after taxes $21,372 $47,054 $55,341 $68,343 $33,398 $41,504 $46,085 $51,280 $33,398 $51,066 $60,147 $69,842
Annual taxes $3,531 $7,773 $9,142 $11,290 $5,517 $6,856 $7,613 $8,471 $5,517 $8,436 $9,936 $11,538
Required annual income before taxes $24,902 $54,827 $64,483 $79,633 $38,915 $48,360 $53,698 $59,752 $38,915 $59,502 $70,084 $81,380

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $112,960
Business & Financial Operations $72,150
Computer & Mathematical $83,680
Architecture & Engineering $79,440
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,770
Community & Social Service $48,590
Legal $82,380
Education, Training, & Library $55,680
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,430
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,430
Healthcare Support $31,740
Protective Service $47,520
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,990
Personal Care & Service $24,170
Sales & Related $28,350
Office & Administrative Support $38,590
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,770
Construction & Extraction $51,670
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,840
Production $37,710
Transportation & Material Moving $32,340