Living Wage Calculation for Trenton, NJ

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 $18.54 $42.18 $55.23 $73.79 $28.83 $35.52 $41.86 $45.31 $13.86 $22.82 $30.67 $37.27
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 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00

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 $16,147 $32,293 $48,440 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,147 $32,293 $48,440
Medical $2,916 $8,896 $8,683 $8,992 $6,443 $8,683 $8,992 $8,781 $6,443 $8,683 $8,992 $8,781
Housing $12,180 $18,468 $18,468 $22,968 $14,040 $18,468 $18,468 $22,968 $12,180 $18,468 $18,468 $22,968
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 $31,836 $69,915 $91,529 $122,291 $48,287 $59,501 $69,372 $75,097 $46,427 $75,648 $101,665 $123,537
Annual taxes $6,730 $17,830 $23,342 $31,187 $11,678 $14,390 $17,691 $19,151 $11,228 $19,292 $25,927 $31,505
Required annual income before taxes $38,566 $87,745 $114,871 $153,477 $59,965 $73,891 $87,063 $94,249 $57,655 $94,940 $127,591 $155,042

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $151,362
Business & Financial Operations $87,836
Computer & Mathematical $101,361
Architecture & Engineering $87,344
Life, Physical, & Social Science $100,441
Community & Social Service $60,412
Legal $103,084
Education, Training, & Library $66,693
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $74,151
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $88,864
Healthcare Support $34,433
Protective Service $54,998
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,515
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,930
Personal Care & Service $31,490
Sales & Related $40,136
Office & Administrative Support $47,850
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,001
Construction & Extraction $74,857
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $58,679
Production $40,446
Transportation & Material Moving $38,360