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 $13.22 $28.34 $32.56 $39.58 $20.36 $24.72 $27.31 $30.60 $9.74 $15.35 $17.64 $20.29
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 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

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 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,438 $13,904 $17,370
Medical $2,483 $7,446 $7,102 $7,185 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904 $5,399 $7,102 $7,185 $6,904
Housing $10,652 $14,951 $14,951 $18,965 $12,267 $14,951 $14,951 $18,965 $10,652 $14,951 $14,951 $18,965
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 $23,290 $49,686 $57,043 $69,258 $35,766 $43,358 $47,885 $53,612 $34,151 $53,796 $61,789 $70,982
Annual taxes $4,206 $9,253 $10,685 $13,073 $6,592 $8,052 $8,910 $10,030 $6,367 $10,053 $11,607 $13,408
Required annual income before taxes $27,496 $58,939 $67,728 $82,330 $42,358 $51,410 $56,795 $63,642 $40,518 $63,849 $73,396 $84,390

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $112,613
Business & Financial Operations $72,720
Computer & Mathematical $80,446
Architecture & Engineering $84,221
Life, Physical, & Social Science $81,824
Community & Social Service $49,492
Legal $79,273
Education, Training, & Library $61,970
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,226
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,736
Healthcare Support $36,478
Protective Service $57,732
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,298
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,676
Personal Care & Service $26,428
Sales & Related $30,604
Office & Administrative Support $42,105
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,362
Construction & Extraction $55,005
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,814
Production $38,165
Transportation & Material Moving $36,982