MIT Living Wage Calculator


Families and individuals working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to meet minimum standards given the local cost of living. The living wage calculator was developed to estimate the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses. The tool helps individuals, communities, and employers determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.

Living Wage in Worcester

Living Wage Calculation For Worcester, MA

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family.

In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

Typical Expenses

This figure shows the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate for Worcester, MA. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Expenses Living Wage

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in Worcester, MA.

Average Salary

Data Obtained from MIT Living Wage Calculator.

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MIT Living Wage Calculator

Glasmeier, Amy K. Living Wage Calculator. 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.