Living Wage Calculation for Caledonia County, Vermont

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 $11.83 $24.29 $28.64 $35.13 $18.13 $21.98 $24.60 $27.24 $9.06 $13.34 $15.70 $18.06
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 $10.50 $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 $3,477 $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 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307
Medical $2,377 $6,885 $6,542 $6,624 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343
Housing $8,364 $10,836 $10,836 $13,584 $8,424 $10,836 $10,836 $13,584 $8,424 $10,836 $10,836 $13,584
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 $20,896 $42,674 $50,169 $61,253 $32,011 $38,682 $43,209 $47,670 $32,011 $46,784 $54,914 $62,977
Annual taxes $3,705 $7,855 $9,411 $11,814 $5,693 $7,027 $7,966 $8,995 $5,693 $8,708 $10,395 $12,172
Required annual income before taxes $24,601 $50,530 $59,580 $73,066 $37,704 $45,710 $51,176 $56,666 $37,704 $55,493 $65,310 $75,149

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,492
Business & Financial Operations $61,939
Computer & Mathematical $71,239
Architecture & Engineering $69,685
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,811
Community & Social Service $40,367
Legal $71,475
Education, Training, & Library $46,344
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,871
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,648
Healthcare Support $31,520
Protective Service $39,801
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,788
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,411
Personal Care & Service $27,950
Sales & Related $28,423
Office & Administrative Support $37,332
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,333
Construction & Extraction $43,062
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,469
Production $36,170
Transportation & Material Moving $35,604