Living Wage Calculation for Windham 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 $13.04 $27.04 $31.27 $37.84 $19.58 $23.42 $26.01 $28.85 $9.79 $14.70 $17.00 $19.41
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370
Medical $2,483 $7,446 $7,102 $7,185 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904
Housing $10,332 $12,588 $12,588 $15,780 $10,836 $12,588 $12,588 $15,780 $10,836 $12,588 $12,588 $15,780
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $22,970 $47,323 $54,681 $66,072 $34,335 $40,995 $45,522 $50,427 $34,335 $51,433 $59,426 $67,797
Annual taxes $4,161 $8,924 $10,355 $12,628 $6,393 $7,723 $8,581 $9,585 $6,393 $9,723 $11,278 $12,964
Required annual income before taxes $27,131 $56,247 $65,036 $78,701 $40,728 $48,718 $54,103 $60,012 $40,728 $61,156 $70,704 $80,761

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $122,942
Business & Financial Operations $76,845
Computer & Mathematical $90,866
Architecture & Engineering $86,762
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,185
Community & Social Service $54,769
Legal $85,569
Education, Training, & Library $61,867
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,370
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,221
Healthcare Support $34,236
Protective Service $53,822
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,144
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,468
Personal Care & Service $26,849
Sales & Related $31,180
Office & Administrative Support $41,879
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,958
Construction & Extraction $56,600
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,627
Production $40,531
Transportation & Material Moving $35,861