Living Wage Calculation for New York County, New York

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $14.29 $28.00 $35.87 $46.68 $20.40 $24.37 $26.50 $30.69 $10.03 $15.11 $19.07 $24.06
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,435 $5,065 $7,611 $10,104 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318
Child Care $0 $10,482 $20,861 $31,240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,482 $20,861 $31,240
Medical $2,396 $6,236 $6,065 $5,925 $4,573 $6,065 $5,925 $6,150 $4,573 $6,065 $5,925 $6,150
Housing $13,956 $17,280 $17,280 $22,224 $14,580 $17,280 $17,280 $22,224 $13,956 $17,280 $17,280 $22,224
Transportation $3,542 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182
Other $2,281 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141
Required annual income after taxes $25,611 $50,193 $64,314 $83,688 $36,580 $43,683 $47,510 $55,015 $35,956 $54,164 $68,371 $86,255
Annual taxes $4,103 $8,041 $10,303 $13,407 $5,860 $6,998 $7,611 $8,813 $5,760 $8,677 $10,953 $13,818
Required annual income before taxes $29,714 $58,234 $74,617 $97,094 $42,440 $50,681 $55,121 $63,828 $41,716 $62,842 $79,324 $100,073

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $117,450
Business & Financial Operations $73,380
Computer & Mathematical $81,050
Architecture & Engineering $73,210
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,150
Community & Social Service $45,110
Legal $99,570
Education, Training, & Library $53,880
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $60,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,030
Healthcare Support $27,010
Protective Service $45,460
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,610
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,290
Personal Care & Service $23,390
Sales & Related $28,630
Office & Administrative Support $35,450
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,320
Construction & Extraction $53,160
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,320
Production $31,990
Transportation & Material Moving $33,190