Living Wage Calculation for Franklin 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 $13.89 $29.27 $34.03 $42.13 $21.81 $27.25 $29.91 $34.64 $10.91 $16.02 $18.41 $21.84
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 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78

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 $8,235 $11,898 $15,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,235 $11,898 $15,560
Medical $2,469 $7,321 $7,033 $7,153 $5,464 $7,033 $7,153 $7,055 $5,464 $7,033 $7,153 $7,055
Housing $11,904 $18,528 $18,528 $24,096 $14,424 $18,528 $18,528 $24,096 $14,424 $18,528 $18,528 $24,096
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 $24,658 $51,667 $59,865 $73,901 $38,716 $48,194 $52,784 $61,004 $38,716 $56,429 $64,682 $76,564
Annual taxes $4,241 $9,208 $10,909 $13,725 $6,658 $8,487 $9,439 $11,049 $6,658 $10,196 $11,908 $14,278
Required annual income before taxes $28,899 $60,875 $70,774 $87,626 $45,374 $56,681 $62,223 $72,054 $45,374 $66,625 $76,590 $90,842

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,178
Business & Financial Operations $63,195
Computer & Mathematical $71,337
Architecture & Engineering $71,571
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,731
Community & Social Service $40,141
Legal $68,216
Education, Training, & Library $48,263
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,629
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,173
Healthcare Support $32,599
Protective Service $41,005
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,218
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,240
Personal Care & Service $28,746
Sales & Related $29,102
Office & Administrative Support $38,057
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,341
Construction & Extraction $42,967
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,142
Production $36,888
Transportation & Material Moving $36,238