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 $14.39 $31.13 $35.76 $43.43 $22.49 $27.78 $30.40 $34.82 $10.45 $16.93 $19.26 $22.48
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $10,611 $14,134 $17,657 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,611 $14,134 $17,657
Medical $2,689 $7,340 $7,051 $7,172 $5,443 $7,051 $7,172 $7,073 $5,443 $7,051 $7,172 $7,073
Housing $12,433 $19,197 $19,197 $24,268 $15,331 $19,197 $19,197 $24,268 $12,433 $19,197 $19,197 $24,268
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 $25,407 $54,731 $62,789 $76,188 $39,602 $48,882 $53,471 $61,194 $36,704 $59,493 $67,605 $78,851
Annual taxes $4,523 $10,015 $11,582 $14,146 $7,177 $8,899 $9,770 $11,230 $6,773 $10,941 $12,519 $14,664
Required annual income before taxes $29,930 $64,746 $74,371 $90,333 $46,779 $57,781 $63,241 $72,424 $43,477 $70,434 $80,124 $93,515

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $153,560
Business & Financial Operations $85,852
Computer & Mathematical $96,464
Architecture & Engineering $88,963
Life, Physical, & Social Science $83,311
Community & Social Service $54,921
Legal $90,874
Education, Training, & Library $62,311
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,414
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $82,600
Healthcare Support $33,564
Protective Service $49,289
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,239
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,771
Personal Care & Service $28,228
Sales & Related $35,780
Office & Administrative Support $43,800
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,811
Construction & Extraction $60,267
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $61,070
Production $41,584
Transportation & Material Moving $35,313