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 $17.96 $35.64 $44.48 $58.94 $27.95 $33.49 $39.38 $42.59 $13.26 $19.53 $25.42 $29.84
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 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00

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 $9,341 $18,682 $28,023 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,341 $18,682 $28,023
Medical $2,798 $7,699 $7,486 $7,795 $5,896 $7,486 $7,795 $7,584 $5,896 $7,486 $7,795 $7,584
Housing $10,743 $16,277 $16,277 $20,426 $13,133 $16,277 $16,277 $20,426 $10,743 $16,277 $16,277 $20,426
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 $30,281 $59,721 $74,530 $98,135 $46,833 $56,113 $65,984 $71,358 $44,442 $65,454 $84,666 $99,382
Annual taxes $7,080 $14,421 $17,996 $24,457 $11,309 $13,549 $15,933 $17,230 $10,731 $15,805 $21,100 $24,768
Required annual income before taxes $37,361 $74,141 $92,527 $122,592 $58,141 $69,662 $81,917 $88,589 $55,173 $81,259 $105,766 $124,149

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $135,580
Business & Financial Operations $82,369
Computer & Mathematical $96,514
Architecture & Engineering $94,395
Life, Physical, & Social Science $84,123
Community & Social Service $60,637
Legal $101,425
Education, Training, & Library $66,864
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $66,811
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,290
Healthcare Support $33,737
Protective Service $52,976
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,185
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $38,124
Personal Care & Service $30,966
Sales & Related $36,765
Office & Administrative Support $47,957
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,522
Construction & Extraction $64,521
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $57,834
Production $48,407
Transportation & Material Moving $38,541