Living Wage Calculation for Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, 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 $12.37 $27.84 $32.06 $38.94 $19.79 $24.22 $26.81 $29.95 $9.32 $15.10 $17.39 $19.96
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 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

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 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370
Medical $2,483 $7,446 $7,102 $7,185 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904
Housing $9,110 $14,044 $14,044 $17,790 $11,221 $14,044 $14,044 $17,790 $9,110 $14,044 $14,044 $17,790
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 $21,748 $48,779 $56,137 $68,083 $34,721 $42,451 $46,978 $52,437 $32,609 $52,889 $60,882 $69,807
Annual taxes $3,991 $9,127 $10,558 $12,909 $6,446 $7,926 $8,784 $9,866 $6,152 $9,926 $11,481 $13,244
Required annual income before taxes $25,739 $57,906 $66,695 $80,991 $41,167 $50,377 $55,762 $62,303 $38,761 $62,816 $72,363 $83,051

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $118,323
Business & Financial Operations $76,660
Computer & Mathematical $92,862
Architecture & Engineering $89,591
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,709
Community & Social Service $55,005
Legal $89,488
Education, Training, & Library $61,373
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,989
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,324
Healthcare Support $33,546
Protective Service $52,701
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,010
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,878
Personal Care & Service $27,744
Sales & Related $31,859
Office & Administrative Support $42,527
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,115
Construction & Extraction $57,989
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,485
Production $42,630
Transportation & Material Moving $35,141