Living Wage Calculation for Tompkins 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 $11.81 $26.06 $33.22 $43.64 $19.05 $22.92 $25.39 $29.66 $9.52 $14.28 $17.91 $22.45
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

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 $3,497 $5,146 $7,725 $10,258 $6,411 $7,972 $10,271 $12,514 $6,411 $7,972 $10,271 $12,514
Child Care $0 $9,812 $18,172 $26,531 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,812 $18,172 $26,531
Medical $2,131 $5,888 $5,688 $5,657 $4,515 $5,688 $5,657 $5,772 $4,515 $5,688 $5,657 $5,772
Housing $9,360 $13,752 $13,752 $19,056 $11,484 $13,752 $13,752 $19,056 $11,484 $13,752 $13,752 $19,056
Transportation $3,575 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $9,505 $7,055 $7,994 $9,416 $9,505
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $20,708 $45,547 $58,013 $76,209 $33,360 $40,088 $44,386 $51,860 $33,360 $49,900 $62,557 $78,391
Annual taxes $3,850 $8,655 $11,079 $14,568 $6,255 $7,594 $8,429 $9,835 $6,255 $9,501 $11,962 $14,995
Required annual income before taxes $24,558 $54,202 $69,091 $90,777 $39,615 $47,682 $52,815 $61,694 $39,615 $59,401 $74,519 $93,386

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $122,520
Business & Financial Operations $75,950
Computer & Mathematical $84,260
Architecture & Engineering $75,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,200
Community & Social Service $46,680
Legal $101,700
Education, Training, & Library $54,410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $61,170
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,900
Healthcare Support $27,050
Protective Service $43,940
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,760
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,220
Personal Care & Service $23,940
Sales & Related $27,950
Office & Administrative Support $36,990
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,430
Construction & Extraction $54,820
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,610
Production $32,860
Transportation & Material Moving $33,560