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 $19.01 $38.76 $48.96 $64.44 $29.85 $35.94 $41.92 $45.54 $14.29 $21.11 $27.59 $32.60
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 $10,381 $20,761 $31,142 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,381 $20,761 $31,142
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 $13,092 $19,536 $19,536 $24,300 $15,180 $19,536 $19,536 $24,300 $13,092 $19,536 $19,536 $24,300
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 $32,702 $64,045 $79,894 $105,153 $49,335 $59,397 $69,268 $75,258 $47,247 $69,778 $90,029 $106,399
Annual taxes $6,841 $16,565 $21,947 $28,885 $12,761 $15,363 $17,916 $19,466 $12,220 $18,048 $24,731 $29,228
Required annual income before taxes $39,543 $80,611 $101,840 $134,038 $62,095 $74,761 $87,185 $94,723 $59,467 $87,826 $114,760 $135,627

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,006
Business & Financial Operations $75,232
Computer & Mathematical $78,549
Architecture & Engineering $76,024
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,295
Community & Social Service $50,044
Legal $76,783
Education, Training, & Library $52,612
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,367
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,764
Healthcare Support $34,026
Protective Service $44,533
Food Preparation & Serving Related $32,924
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,187
Personal Care & Service $33,994
Sales & Related $34,711
Office & Administrative Support $45,133
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,504
Construction & Extraction $50,269
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,789
Production $43,827
Transportation & Material Moving $38,392