Living Wage Calculation for Tolland County, Connecticut

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $15.22 $31.81 $39.50 $51.10 $24.93 $29.66 $33.31 $35.97 $12.46 $17.33 $21.66 $25.80
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,690 $5,424 $8,118 $10,793 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174
Child Care $0 $8,387 $16,774 $25,160 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,387 $16,774 $25,160
Medical $3,046 $7,646 $7,334 $7,474 $6,013 $7,334 $7,474 $7,128 $6,013 $7,334 $7,474 $7,128
Housing $9,612 $14,760 $14,760 $18,396 $11,916 $14,760 $14,760 $18,396 $11,916 $14,760 $14,760 $18,396
Transportation $4,332 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684
Civic $1,702 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743
Other $3,078 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684
Required annual income after taxes $25,459 $52,841 $65,730 $84,140 $41,317 $49,243 $55,357 $59,809 $41,317 $57,630 $72,131 $84,969
Annual taxes $6,199 $13,318 $16,430 $22,156 $10,535 $12,449 $13,925 $15,000 $10,535 $14,474 $17,976 $22,363
Required annual income before taxes $31,659 $66,158 $82,160 $106,296 $51,852 $61,693 $69,283 $74,810 $51,852 $72,105 $90,107 $107,332

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $129,835
Business & Financial Operations $78,877
Computer & Mathematical $92,351
Architecture & Engineering $89,159
Life, Physical, & Social Science $80,238
Community & Social Service $55,541
Legal $91,675
Education, Training, & Library $63,357
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,071
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,545
Healthcare Support $32,594
Protective Service $52,472
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,262
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,344
Personal Care & Service $28,881
Sales & Related $32,830
Office & Administrative Support $45,127
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,569
Construction & Extraction $59,634
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,605
Production $42,968
Transportation & Material Moving $34,661