Living Wage Calculation for Bristol County, Rhode Island

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 $12.76 $27.02 $32.33 $39.66 $20.11 $24.08 $26.68 $30.00 $10.05 $14.86 $17.53 $20.59
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

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 $3,495 $5,163 $7,760 $10,292 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545
Child Care $0 $9,963 $14,803 $19,643 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,963 $14,803 $19,643
Medical $2,826 $7,483 $7,195 $7,315 $6,032 $7,195 $7,315 $7,216 $6,032 $7,195 $7,315 $7,216
Housing $9,432 $12,720 $12,720 $15,936 $10,668 $12,720 $12,720 $15,936 $10,668 $12,720 $12,720 $15,936
Transportation $3,899 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013
Other $2,890 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296
Required annual income after taxes $22,543 $47,749 $57,124 $69,985 $35,528 $42,548 $47,137 $53,006 $35,528 $52,511 $61,940 $72,649
Annual taxes $3,994 $8,459 $10,119 $12,513 $6,292 $7,539 $8,351 $9,399 $6,292 $9,302 $10,997 $13,011
Required annual income before taxes $26,537 $56,208 $67,243 $82,498 $41,820 $50,086 $55,488 $62,406 $41,820 $61,813 $72,937 $85,660

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $124,652
Business & Financial Operations $73,827
Computer & Mathematical $86,371
Architecture & Engineering $87,865
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,273
Community & Social Service $49,259
Legal $77,182
Education, Training, & Library $61,629
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,667
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,344
Healthcare Support $33,005
Protective Service $47,145
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,341
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,423
Personal Care & Service $26,906
Sales & Related $30,657
Office & Administrative Support $39,938
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,235
Construction & Extraction $52,085
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,080
Production $36,980
Transportation & Material Moving $32,314