Living Wage Calculation for Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

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 $17.48 $36.49 $45.48 $59.18 $27.52 $33.05 $36.70 $40.40 $12.84 $19.68 $24.81 $29.84
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,690 $5,424 $8,118 $10,793 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174
Child Care $0 $10,557 $21,115 $31,672 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,557 $21,115 $31,672
Medical $3,046 $7,646 $7,334 $7,474 $6,013 $7,334 $7,474 $7,128 $6,013 $7,334 $7,474 $7,128
Housing $13,625 $20,894 $20,894 $26,278 $16,710 $20,894 $20,894 $26,278 $13,625 $20,894 $20,894 $26,278
Transportation $4,332 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684
Civic $1,702 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743
Other $3,078 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684
Required annual income after taxes $29,472 $61,144 $76,204 $98,534 $46,110 $55,377 $61,491 $67,691 $43,025 $65,934 $82,606 $99,363
Annual taxes $6,891 $14,764 $18,401 $24,557 $11,134 $13,372 $14,848 $16,345 $10,389 $15,921 $20,587 $24,763
Required annual income before taxes $36,363 $75,908 $94,605 $123,091 $57,244 $68,749 $76,339 $84,036 $53,414 $81,855 $103,193 $124,126

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $160,578
Business & Financial Operations $88,780
Computer & Mathematical $102,141
Architecture & Engineering $97,722
Life, Physical, & Social Science $90,693
Community & Social Service $55,245
Legal $109,425
Education, Training, & Library $64,391
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $67,859
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,281
Healthcare Support $33,188
Protective Service $48,799
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,251
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $35,039
Personal Care & Service $30,078
Sales & Related $38,180
Office & Administrative Support $48,145
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,978
Construction & Extraction $63,552
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $62,897
Production $45,352
Transportation & Material Moving $35,224