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 $11.90 $25.77 $29.65 $36.45 $19.03 $23.08 $25.56 $28.97 $8.97 $14.01 $16.12 $18.70
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,025 $12,205 $15,386
Medical $2,668 $7,294 $6,950 $7,032 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751 $5,770 $6,950 $7,032 $6,751
Housing $8,894 $13,874 $13,874 $18,384 $10,875 $13,874 $13,874 $18,384 $8,894 $13,874 $13,874 $18,384
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $21,717 $47,044 $54,116 $66,540 $34,746 $42,129 $46,656 $52,879 $32,765 $51,154 $58,861 $68,265
Annual taxes $3,030 $6,563 $7,549 $9,282 $4,847 $5,877 $6,509 $7,377 $4,571 $7,136 $8,211 $9,523
Required annual income before taxes $24,747 $53,607 $61,665 $75,823 $39,593 $48,006 $53,165 $60,256 $37,335 $58,290 $67,072 $77,788

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,448
Business & Financial Operations $65,951
Computer & Mathematical $79,242
Architecture & Engineering $82,194
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,562
Community & Social Service $42,445
Legal $77,082
Education, Training, & Library $48,823
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,894
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,757
Healthcare Support $34,637
Protective Service $42,846
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,033
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,609
Personal Care & Service $24,226
Sales & Related $30,707
Office & Administrative Support $37,857
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,689
Construction & Extraction $48,288
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,643
Production $36,674
Transportation & Material Moving $32,003