Living Wage Calculation for Newport 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 $12.57 $26.98 $31.88 $40.14 $19.78 $23.76 $26.32 $30.14 $9.89 $14.65 $17.28 $20.56
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 $9,802 $14,563 $19,324 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,802 $14,563 $19,324
Medical $2,603 $7,177 $6,834 $6,916 $5,663 $6,834 $6,916 $6,635 $5,663 $6,834 $6,916 $6,635
Housing $9,474 $13,902 $13,902 $18,996 $11,220 $13,902 $13,902 $18,996 $11,220 $13,902 $13,902 $18,996
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 $22,232 $47,732 $56,385 $70,974 $34,984 $42,041 $46,568 $53,374 $34,984 $51,843 $61,131 $72,698
Annual taxes $3,920 $8,391 $9,923 $12,519 $6,157 $7,384 $8,185 $9,323 $6,157 $9,119 $10,763 $12,842
Required annual income before taxes $26,151 $56,124 $66,308 $83,493 $41,141 $49,425 $54,753 $62,698 $41,141 $60,961 $71,893 $85,540

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $122,715
Business & Financial Operations $74,026
Computer & Mathematical $85,671
Architecture & Engineering $84,982
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,370
Community & Social Service $46,344
Legal $75,415
Education, Training, & Library $59,491
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,473
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,547
Healthcare Support $32,034
Protective Service $45,860
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,350
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,390
Personal Care & Service $26,057
Sales & Related $30,584
Office & Administrative Support $39,194
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,532
Construction & Extraction $52,269
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,121
Production $36,036
Transportation & Material Moving $31,077