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 $16.96 $34.02 $42.89 $57.15 $25.79 $31.40 $36.92 $40.39 $12.43 $18.61 $24.28 $28.92
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 $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 $3,891 $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 $10,412 $20,823 $31,235 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,412 $20,823 $31,235
Medical $2,738 $7,644 $7,430 $7,740 $5,826 $7,430 $7,740 $7,529 $5,826 $7,430 $7,740 $7,529
Housing $10,882 $16,423 $16,423 $21,417 $12,528 $16,423 $16,423 $21,417 $10,882 $16,423 $16,423 $21,417
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 $30,360 $60,882 $76,762 $102,282 $46,158 $56,203 $66,074 $72,293 $44,511 $66,615 $86,897 $103,528
Annual taxes $4,922 $9,870 $12,444 $16,581 $7,483 $9,111 $10,712 $11,720 $7,216 $10,799 $14,087 $16,783
Required annual income before taxes $35,282 $70,752 $89,206 $118,863 $53,641 $65,315 $76,786 $84,013 $51,727 $77,415 $100,984 $120,312

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $122,868
Business & Financial Operations $73,616
Computer & Mathematical $86,477
Architecture & Engineering $83,653
Life, Physical, & Social Science $77,746
Community & Social Service $47,444
Legal $87,751
Education, Training, & Library $52,013
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,933
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,481
Healthcare Support $35,588
Protective Service $53,725
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,734
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,400
Personal Care & Service $29,307
Sales & Related $37,108
Office & Administrative Support $44,277
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,383
Construction & Extraction $53,414
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $59,556
Production $44,994
Transportation & Material Moving $34,336