Living Wage Calculation for New Hampshire

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 $11.43 $24.24 $28.06 $34.67 $17.83 $21.74 $24.30 $27.37 $8.91 $13.25 $15.37 $17.75
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $8,489 $11,506 $14,523 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,489 $11,506 $14,523
Medical $2,431 $6,438 $6,227 $6,291 $4,991 $6,227 $6,291 $6,258 $4,991 $6,227 $6,291 $6,258
Housing $8,596 $12,677 $12,677 $16,678 $9,902 $12,677 $12,677 $16,678 $9,902 $12,677 $12,677 $16,678
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 $20,396 $43,279 $50,083 $61,888 $31,826 $38,802 $43,384 $48,865 $31,826 $47,291 $54,889 $63,388
Annual taxes $3,369 $7,150 $8,274 $10,224 $5,258 $6,410 $7,167 $8,073 $5,258 $7,812 $9,068 $10,472
Required annual income before taxes $23,765 $50,428 $58,356 $72,112 $37,084 $45,212 $50,551 $56,938 $37,084 $55,103 $63,957 $73,860

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,000
Business & Financial Operations $62,020
Computer & Mathematical $76,250
Architecture & Engineering $69,520
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,260
Community & Social Service $39,120
Legal $63,850
Education, Training, & Library $45,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,530
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,850
Healthcare Support $29,970
Protective Service $41,760
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,520
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,800
Personal Care & Service $22,730
Sales & Related $25,560
Office & Administrative Support $33,430
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,210
Construction & Extraction $41,390
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,500
Production $34,150
Transportation & Material Moving $30,300