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 $15.16 $31.80 $39.68 $51.30 $24.70 $29.48 $33.13 $35.91 $11.60 $17.33 $21.75 $25.90
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 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $3,690 $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 $8,689 $17,379 $26,068 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,689 $17,379 $26,068
Medical $3,046 $7,646 $7,334 $7,474 $6,013 $7,334 $7,474 $7,128 $6,013 $7,334 $7,474 $7,128
Housing $9,705 $14,902 $14,902 $18,757 $11,985 $14,902 $14,902 $18,757 $9,705 $14,902 $14,902 $18,757
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 $25,552 $53,285 $66,477 $85,409 $41,386 $49,385 $55,499 $60,170 $39,105 $58,074 $72,878 $86,238
Annual taxes $5,974 $12,866 $16,052 $21,286 $9,993 $11,925 $13,401 $14,529 $9,143 $14,023 $17,598 $21,492
Required annual income before taxes $31,526 $66,151 $82,528 $106,695 $51,379 $61,310 $68,900 $74,699 $48,248 $72,097 $90,476 $107,730

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $125,508
Business & Financial Operations $76,923
Computer & Mathematical $91,829
Architecture & Engineering $88,709
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,946
Community & Social Service $58,211
Legal $95,328
Education, Training, & Library $62,733
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,943
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,736
Healthcare Support $32,379
Protective Service $50,825
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,702
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,559
Personal Care & Service $28,768
Sales & Related $32,615
Office & Administrative Support $44,912
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,096
Construction & Extraction $61,086
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,784
Production $44,278
Transportation & Material Moving $35,397