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 $13.89 $29.27 $34.03 $42.13 $21.81 $27.25 $29.91 $34.64 $10.22 $16.02 $18.41 $21.84
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 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78 $10.78

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 $8,235 $11,898 $15,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,235 $11,898 $15,560
Medical $2,469 $7,321 $7,033 $7,153 $5,464 $7,033 $7,153 $7,055 $5,464 $7,033 $7,153 $7,055
Housing $11,904 $18,528 $18,528 $24,096 $14,424 $18,528 $18,528 $24,096 $11,904 $18,528 $18,528 $24,096
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 $24,658 $51,667 $59,865 $73,901 $38,716 $48,194 $52,784 $61,004 $36,196 $56,429 $64,682 $76,564
Annual taxes $4,241 $9,208 $10,909 $13,725 $6,658 $8,487 $9,439 $11,049 $6,307 $10,196 $11,908 $14,278
Required annual income before taxes $28,899 $60,875 $70,774 $87,626 $45,374 $56,681 $62,223 $72,054 $42,503 $66,625 $76,590 $90,842

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,747
Business & Financial Operations $66,692
Computer & Mathematical $73,156
Architecture & Engineering $75,494
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,430
Community & Social Service $41,157
Legal $67,352
Education, Training, & Library $50,560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,193
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,718
Healthcare Support $33,310
Protective Service $42,713
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,299
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,848
Personal Care & Service $29,590
Sales & Related $29,529
Office & Administrative Support $39,013
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,318
Construction & Extraction $46,108
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,256
Production $37,396
Transportation & Material Moving $35,892