Living Wage Calculation for Salem County, New Jersey

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 $18.25 $37.18 $46.48 $61.00 $28.51 $34.27 $40.59 $43.73 $14.25 $20.32 $26.30 $30.88
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 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00

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 $9,956 $19,912 $29,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,956 $19,912 $29,868
Medical $2,916 $8,896 $8,683 $8,992 $6,443 $8,683 $8,992 $8,781 $6,443 $8,683 $8,992 $8,781
Housing $11,686 $16,360 $16,360 $20,346 $13,503 $16,360 $16,360 $20,346 $13,503 $16,360 $16,360 $20,346
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 $31,342 $61,616 $77,040 $101,097 $47,750 $57,393 $67,264 $72,475 $47,750 $67,349 $87,176 $102,343
Annual taxes $6,625 $15,713 $19,647 $25,782 $11,548 $13,880 $17,154 $18,483 $11,548 $17,175 $22,232 $26,100
Required annual income before taxes $37,967 $77,329 $96,687 $126,879 $59,299 $71,273 $84,417 $90,958 $59,299 $84,524 $109,407 $128,443

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $155,364
Business & Financial Operations $90,629
Computer & Mathematical $107,257
Architecture & Engineering $97,830
Life, Physical, & Social Science $89,302
Community & Social Service $56,892
Legal $107,599
Education, Training, & Library $64,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $66,361
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $87,761
Healthcare Support $34,229
Protective Service $52,954
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,028
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,101
Personal Care & Service $31,116
Sales & Related $37,225
Office & Administrative Support $45,272
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,982
Construction & Extraction $64,029
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $60,648
Production $40,414
Transportation & Material Moving $36,819