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 $18.44 $36.17 $44.82 $59.15 $28.57 $34.21 $40.11 $43.38 $14.28 $19.80 $25.59 $29.95
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00

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 $3,891 $5,734 $8,613 $11,425 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934
Child Care $0 $9,016 $18,032 $27,048 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,016 $18,032 $27,048
Medical $2,798 $7,699 $7,486 $7,795 $5,896 $7,486 $7,795 $7,584 $5,896 $7,486 $7,795 $7,584
Housing $11,543 $17,489 $17,489 $21,748 $14,166 $17,489 $17,489 $21,748 $14,166 $17,489 $17,489 $21,748
Transportation $4,244 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560
Civic $3,207 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603
Other $5,275 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128
Required annual income after taxes $31,081 $60,608 $75,093 $98,482 $47,865 $57,325 $67,196 $72,680 $47,865 $66,341 $85,228 $99,728
Annual taxes $7,267 $14,635 $18,132 $24,544 $11,558 $13,842 $16,225 $17,550 $11,558 $16,019 $21,240 $24,854
Required annual income before taxes $38,348 $75,243 $93,225 $123,025 $59,423 $71,167 $83,421 $90,230 $59,423 $82,360 $106,468 $124,583

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $138,265
Business & Financial Operations $84,156
Computer & Mathematical $98,012
Architecture & Engineering $95,241
Life, Physical, & Social Science $85,450
Community & Social Service $58,829
Legal $100,505
Education, Training, & Library $67,827
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $65,623
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $86,017
Healthcare Support $34,700
Protective Service $56,271
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,382
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $37,439
Personal Care & Service $32,186
Sales & Related $36,412
Office & Administrative Support $48,182
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,378
Construction & Extraction $64,104
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $59,278
Production $46,566
Transportation & Material Moving $37,354