Living Wage Calculation for New Haven-Milford, 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 $13.74 $29.36 $33.99 $41.21 $21.28 $26.01 $28.64 $32.60 $10.13 $16.05 $18.38 $21.37
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 $11,247 $15,975 $15,975 $20,216 $13,119 $15,975 $15,975 $20,216 $11,247 $15,975 $15,975 $20,216
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 $24,220 $51,508 $59,566 $72,136 $37,389 $45,659 $50,249 $57,143 $35,517 $56,270 $64,383 $74,800
Annual taxes $4,357 $9,565 $11,133 $13,581 $6,869 $8,450 $9,320 $10,664 $6,608 $10,492 $12,069 $14,099
Required annual income before taxes $28,578 $61,073 $70,699 $85,716 $44,258 $54,109 $59,569 $67,807 $42,125 $66,762 $76,452 $88,898

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $117,790
Business & Financial Operations $72,872
Computer & Mathematical $78,930
Architecture & Engineering $84,694
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,006
Community & Social Service $52,786
Legal $74,773
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $55,236
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,851
Healthcare Support $36,146
Protective Service $56,445
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,300
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,629
Personal Care & Service $26,520
Sales & Related $30,200
Office & Administrative Support $42,093
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,184
Construction & Extraction $56,557
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,467
Production $38,118
Transportation & Material Moving $34,357