Living Wage Calculation for Manchester-Nashua, NH

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 $12.60 $27.35 $31.61 $38.80 $20.33 $24.93 $27.45 $31.70 $9.57 $14.98 $17.12 $20.13
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $9,174 $12,407 $15,639 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,174 $12,407 $15,639
Medical $2,634 $7,526 $7,237 $7,358 $6,032 $7,237 $7,358 $7,259 $6,032 $7,237 $7,358 $7,259
Housing $10,082 $15,642 $15,642 $20,745 $12,254 $15,642 $15,642 $20,745 $10,082 $15,642 $15,642 $20,745
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 $23,001 $49,924 $57,693 $70,833 $37,114 $45,513 $50,102 $57,858 $34,943 $54,687 $62,509 $73,497
Annual taxes $3,209 $6,964 $8,048 $9,881 $5,177 $6,349 $6,989 $8,071 $4,875 $7,629 $8,720 $10,253
Required annual income before taxes $26,210 $56,889 $65,741 $80,714 $42,291 $51,862 $57,091 $65,929 $39,817 $62,315 $71,229 $83,750

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,389
Business & Financial Operations $66,082
Computer & Mathematical $81,837
Architecture & Engineering $80,465
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,822
Community & Social Service $44,014
Legal $80,506
Education, Training, & Library $47,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,860
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,797
Healthcare Support $34,123
Protective Service $46,667
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,501
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,309
Personal Care & Service $25,178
Sales & Related $30,444
Office & Administrative Support $38,433
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,126
Construction & Extraction $48,141
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,728
Production $39,307
Transportation & Material Moving $33,117