Living Wage Calculation for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

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 $14.20 $30.40 $38.33 $50.04 $22.97 $27.67 $31.08 $34.27 $11.49 $16.54 $20.95 $25.25
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 $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.

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 $9,685 $19,371 $29,056 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,685 $19,371 $29,056
Medical $2,935 $7,874 $7,561 $7,701 $6,221 $7,561 $7,701 $7,355 $6,221 $7,561 $7,701 $7,355
Housing $9,676 $14,808 $14,808 $19,698 $11,511 $14,808 $14,808 $19,698 $11,511 $14,808 $14,808 $19,698
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 $25,413 $54,414 $68,602 $89,566 $41,120 $49,519 $55,632 $61,339 $41,120 $59,204 $75,003 $90,395
Annual taxes $4,120 $8,821 $11,121 $14,520 $6,666 $8,028 $9,019 $9,944 $6,666 $9,598 $12,159 $14,654
Required annual income before taxes $29,533 $63,235 $79,723 $104,085 $47,786 $57,546 $64,651 $71,282 $47,786 $68,801 $87,162 $105,049

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,100
Business & Financial Operations $69,076
Computer & Mathematical $92,596
Architecture & Engineering $81,424
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,626
Community & Social Service $46,211
Legal $79,327
Education, Training, & Library $47,838
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,897
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,038
Healthcare Support $32,799
Protective Service $50,058
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,686
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,203
Personal Care & Service $27,888
Sales & Related $29,873
Office & Administrative Support $40,093
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,981
Construction & Extraction $48,319
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,917
Production $39,265
Transportation & Material Moving $31,796