Living Wage Calculation for Barnstable Town, MA

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 $13.67 $30.75 $35.13 $42.34 $21.18 $26.47 $28.99 $33.11 $10.02 $16.68 $18.89 $21.90
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 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $12,577 $16,041 $19,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,577 $16,041 $19,506
Medical $2,924 $7,686 $7,398 $7,518 $6,001 $7,398 $7,518 $7,420 $6,001 $7,398 $7,518 $7,420
Housing $11,748 $18,288 $18,288 $23,172 $13,824 $18,288 $18,288 $23,172 $11,748 $18,288 $18,288 $23,172
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 $24,957 $56,134 $64,133 $77,288 $38,653 $48,319 $52,909 $60,445 $36,577 $60,896 $68,950 $79,951
Annual taxes $3,481 $7,831 $8,947 $10,782 $5,392 $6,740 $7,381 $8,432 $5,102 $8,495 $9,618 $11,153
Required annual income before taxes $28,438 $63,965 $73,080 $88,069 $44,045 $55,059 $60,289 $68,878 $41,679 $69,391 $78,568 $91,105

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,574
Business & Financial Operations $67,993
Computer & Mathematical $77,954
Architecture & Engineering $76,226
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,305
Community & Social Service $48,507
Legal $64,150
Education, Training, & Library $59,353
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,978
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $77,466
Healthcare Support $35,008
Protective Service $61,325
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,309
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $37,264
Personal Care & Service $31,074
Sales & Related $29,468
Office & Administrative Support $40,141
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,956
Construction & Extraction $54,453
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,487
Production $39,775
Transportation & Material Moving $38,809