Living Wage Calculation for Norwich-New London, 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 $12.95 $28.03 $32.26 $39.68 $19.77 $24.41 $27.00 $30.70 $9.60 $15.20 $17.49 $20.34
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 $10,153 $14,395 $14,395 $19,147 $11,185 $14,395 $14,395 $19,147 $10,153 $14,395 $14,395 $19,147
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 $22,791 $49,130 $56,488 $69,439 $34,684 $42,803 $47,329 $53,794 $33,652 $53,241 $61,233 $71,164
Annual taxes $4,136 $9,176 $10,607 $13,098 $6,441 $7,975 $8,833 $10,055 $6,297 $9,975 $11,530 $13,433
Required annual income before taxes $26,928 $58,306 $67,095 $82,537 $41,126 $50,777 $56,162 $63,849 $39,950 $63,216 $72,763 $84,597

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,108
Business & Financial Operations $69,994
Computer & Mathematical $85,743
Architecture & Engineering $83,748
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,298
Community & Social Service $60,036
Legal $62,402
Education, Training, & Library $57,042
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,039
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $80,507
Healthcare Support $34,915
Protective Service $50,891
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,578
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,526
Personal Care & Service $24,926
Sales & Related $25,512
Office & Administrative Support $38,011
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,854
Construction & Extraction $55,561
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,053
Production $47,156
Transportation & Material Moving $33,228