Living Wage Calculation for Burlington-South Burlington, VT

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 $13.29 $27.84 $32.19 $40.32 $20.88 $25.52 $28.15 $32.43 $9.78 $15.11 $17.47 $20.66
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50

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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,102 $11,705 $15,307
Medical $2,377 $6,885 $6,542 $6,624 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343 $5,486 $6,542 $6,624 $6,343
Housing $11,040 $17,304 $17,304 $23,052 $13,452 $17,304 $17,304 $23,052 $11,040 $17,304 $17,304 $23,052
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $23,572 $49,142 $56,637 $70,721 $37,039 $45,150 $49,677 $57,138 $34,627 $53,252 $61,382 $72,445
Annual taxes $4,078 $8,758 $10,313 $13,135 $6,394 $7,929 $8,869 $10,316 $6,058 $9,611 $11,298 $13,492
Required annual income before taxes $27,651 $57,900 $66,950 $83,855 $43,433 $53,080 $58,546 $67,454 $40,685 $62,863 $72,680 $85,938

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,100
Business & Financial Operations $64,912
Computer & Mathematical $72,658
Architecture & Engineering $73,203
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,762
Community & Social Service $41,920
Legal $70,632
Education, Training, & Library $51,621
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,047
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,806
Healthcare Support $31,705
Protective Service $42,712
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,932
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,537
Personal Care & Service $28,969
Sales & Related $28,742
Office & Administrative Support $38,505
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,742
Construction & Extraction $46,117
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,578
Production $37,240
Transportation & Material Moving $35,089