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 $16.27 $34.95 $44.10 $56.91 $26.34 $32.00 $35.71 $39.12 $12.47 $18.93 $24.01 $28.71
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 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96 $10.96

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 $9,656 $19,313 $28,969 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,656 $19,313 $28,969
Medical $2,760 $7,032 $6,719 $6,859 $5,359 $6,719 $6,859 $6,513 $5,359 $6,719 $6,859 $6,513
Housing $12,360 $18,876 $18,876 $23,688 $14,676 $18,876 $18,876 $23,688 $12,360 $18,876 $18,876 $23,688
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 $27,922 $57,611 $71,770 $92,626 $43,423 $52,745 $58,858 $64,486 $41,107 $62,401 $78,171 $93,455
Annual taxes $5,923 $15,084 $19,949 $25,746 $11,369 $13,810 $15,411 $16,884 $10,763 $16,338 $21,728 $25,976
Required annual income before taxes $33,845 $72,695 $91,718 $118,372 $54,792 $66,555 $74,269 $81,371 $51,870 $78,739 $99,899 $119,431

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,599
Business & Financial Operations $68,606
Computer & Mathematical $71,593
Architecture & Engineering $78,100
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,035
Community & Social Service $42,948
Legal $67,716
Education, Training, & Library $51,643
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,748
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,577
Healthcare Support $31,571
Protective Service $38,968
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,177
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,367
Personal Care & Service $31,745
Sales & Related $31,193
Office & Administrative Support $40,574
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,177
Construction & Extraction $46,886
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,536
Production $38,559
Transportation & Material Moving $34,896