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 $17.38 $34.14 $42.36 $56.39 $27.13 $32.60 $38.49 $41.92 $12.97 $18.78 $24.35 $28.57
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 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00

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 $3,891 $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 $8,305 $16,610 $24,915 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,305 $16,610 $24,915
Medical $2,798 $7,699 $7,486 $7,795 $5,896 $7,486 $7,795 $7,584 $5,896 $7,486 $7,795 $7,584
Housing $9,761 $14,787 $14,787 $19,295 $11,747 $14,787 $14,787 $19,295 $9,761 $14,787 $14,787 $19,295
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 $29,300 $57,195 $70,968 $93,896 $45,447 $54,622 $64,493 $70,227 $43,461 $62,927 $81,103 $95,142
Annual taxes $6,850 $13,810 $17,136 $23,401 $10,974 $13,189 $15,573 $16,957 $10,494 $15,195 $20,213 $23,711
Required annual income before taxes $36,150 $71,005 $88,104 $117,296 $56,421 $67,812 $80,066 $87,184 $53,955 $78,122 $101,316 $118,853

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $121,477
Business & Financial Operations $78,057
Computer & Mathematical $98,451
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $101,404
Community & Social Service $55,212
Legal $91,539
Education, Training, & Library $66,479
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $61,054
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,386
Healthcare Support $36,797
Protective Service $56,528
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,757
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,945
Personal Care & Service $29,489
Sales & Related $32,913
Office & Administrative Support $44,790
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,446
Construction & Extraction $61,536
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $60,316
Production $57,973
Transportation & Material Moving $36,166