Living Wage Calculation for Rockingham 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 $13.13 $26.44 $30.32 $37.19 $19.57 $23.75 $26.23 $29.70 $9.78 $14.35 $16.46 $19.07
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 $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 $3,477 $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 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386
Medical $2,668 $7,294 $6,950 $7,032 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751
Housing $11,149 $15,099 $15,099 $19,722 $11,845 $15,099 $15,099 $19,722 $11,845 $15,099 $15,099 $19,722
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 $23,972 $48,269 $55,340 $67,878 $35,716 $43,354 $47,881 $54,216 $35,716 $52,379 $60,086 $69,602
Annual taxes $3,344 $6,733 $7,720 $9,469 $4,982 $6,048 $6,679 $7,563 $4,982 $7,307 $8,382 $9,710
Required annual income before taxes $27,316 $55,002 $63,060 $77,347 $40,698 $49,402 $54,560 $61,779 $40,698 $59,686 $68,468 $79,312

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,404
Business & Financial Operations $66,877
Computer & Mathematical $84,406
Architecture & Engineering $79,705
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,568
Community & Social Service $44,574
Legal $74,479
Education, Training, & Library $49,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,556
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,773
Healthcare Support $33,999
Protective Service $48,185
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,580
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,886
Personal Care & Service $25,749
Sales & Related $28,567
Office & Administrative Support $36,931
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,102
Construction & Extraction $46,014
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,296
Production $37,198
Transportation & Material Moving $32,929