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 $11.35 $24.29 $27.88 $33.88 $18.11 $22.02 $24.17 $27.84 $8.69 $13.26 $15.08 $17.66
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 $3,435 $5,065 $7,611 $10,104 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318
Child Care $0 $8,027 $10,686 $13,345 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,027 $10,686 $13,345
Medical $2,403 $6,469 $6,297 $6,158 $4,991 $6,297 $6,158 $6,382 $4,991 $6,297 $6,158 $6,382
Housing $8,596 $12,677 $12,677 $16,678 $9,902 $12,677 $12,677 $16,678 $8,596 $12,677 $12,677 $16,678
Transportation $3,542 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182
Other $2,281 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141
Required annual income after taxes $20,256 $43,368 $49,768 $60,478 $32,321 $39,312 $43,139 $49,701 $31,014 $47,339 $53,825 $63,045
Annual taxes $3,346 $7,164 $8,222 $9,991 $5,339 $6,494 $7,127 $8,211 $5,123 $7,820 $8,892 $10,415
Required annual income before taxes $23,603 $50,533 $57,990 $70,469 $37,660 $45,806 $50,265 $57,911 $36,137 $55,160 $62,717 $73,460

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,980
Business & Financial Operations $60,810
Computer & Mathematical $75,500
Architecture & Engineering $69,550
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,440
Community & Social Service $38,450
Legal $63,010
Education, Training, & Library $44,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,470
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,260
Healthcare Support $29,410
Protective Service $41,100
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,410
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,770
Personal Care & Service $22,470
Sales & Related $25,020
Office & Administrative Support $32,920
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,240
Construction & Extraction $40,620
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,200
Production $33,850
Transportation & Material Moving $29,590