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 $12.68 $28.54 $33.17 $40.17 $20.44 $25.19 $27.82 $31.56 $9.60 $15.64 $17.97 $20.85
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $3,495 $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 $10,611 $14,134 $17,657 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,611 $14,134 $17,657
Medical $2,689 $7,340 $7,051 $7,172 $5,443 $7,051 $7,172 $7,073 $5,443 $7,051 $7,172 $7,073
Housing $9,313 $14,479 $14,479 $18,320 $11,597 $14,479 $14,479 $18,320 $9,313 $14,479 $14,479 $18,320
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 $22,287 $50,013 $58,071 $70,240 $35,868 $44,164 $48,753 $55,247 $33,584 $54,775 $62,887 $72,904
Annual taxes $4,087 $9,357 $10,924 $13,316 $6,657 $8,241 $9,112 $10,400 $6,338 $10,283 $11,861 $13,834
Required annual income before taxes $26,374 $59,369 $68,995 $83,556 $42,525 $52,405 $57,865 $65,647 $39,921 $65,058 $74,748 $86,738

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $120,504
Business & Financial Operations $75,128
Computer & Mathematical $91,717
Architecture & Engineering $85,873
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,971
Community & Social Service $55,520
Legal $100,703
Education, Training, & Library $61,853
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,313
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,513
Healthcare Support $34,449
Protective Service $51,302
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,188
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,735
Personal Care & Service $26,449
Sales & Related $32,151
Office & Administrative Support $42,804
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $43,475
Construction & Extraction $58,255
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,989
Production $42,570
Transportation & Material Moving $35,353