Living Wage Calculation for Windham 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 $16.66 $35.37 $45.60 $61.32 $26.94 $31.92 $37.90 $40.54 $13.47 $19.42 $26.20 $31.04
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 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55 $12.55

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 $11,437 $22,875 $34,312 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,437 $22,875 $34,312
Medical $2,870 $7,725 $7,511 $7,821 $6,351 $7,511 $7,821 $7,610 $6,351 $7,511 $7,821 $7,610
Housing $9,050 $12,893 $12,893 $16,035 $10,361 $12,893 $12,893 $16,035 $10,361 $12,893 $12,893 $16,035
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 $28,660 $58,458 $75,365 $100,059 $44,516 $52,754 $62,625 $66,993 $44,516 $64,191 $85,500 $101,305
Annual taxes $5,995 $15,120 $19,493 $27,486 $11,514 $13,645 $16,198 $17,328 $11,514 $16,603 $23,487 $27,828
Required annual income before taxes $34,656 $73,579 $94,858 $127,544 $56,030 $66,399 $78,823 $84,321 $56,030 $80,795 $108,987 $129,133

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,068
Business & Financial Operations $70,427
Computer & Mathematical $77,671
Architecture & Engineering $76,494
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,473
Community & Social Service $43,849
Legal $73,391
Education, Training, & Library $54,538
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,204
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,219
Healthcare Support $34,593
Protective Service $46,641
Food Preparation & Serving Related $31,929
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,925
Personal Care & Service $34,015
Sales & Related $33,908
Office & Administrative Support $42,821
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,339
Construction & Extraction $48,332
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,996
Production $41,784
Transportation & Material Moving $38,584