Living Wage Calculation for Westchester 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 $12.98 $27.50 $35.24 $46.23 $19.92 $24.07 $26.62 $30.15 $9.96 $14.87 $18.96 $23.53
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 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

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.

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 $3,509 $5,176 $7,786 $10,321 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583
Child Care $0 $10,176 $20,250 $30,324 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,176 $20,250 $30,324
Medical $2,304 $6,070 $5,859 $5,922 $4,654 $5,859 $5,922 $5,889 $4,654 $5,859 $5,922 $5,889
Housing $11,604 $17,388 $17,388 $22,236 $14,124 $17,388 $17,388 $22,236 $14,124 $17,388 $17,388 $22,236
Transportation $3,764 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845
Other $2,096 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502
Required annual income after taxes $23,278 $49,309 $63,170 $82,880 $35,711 $43,145 $47,727 $54,056 $35,711 $53,321 $67,977 $84,379
Annual taxes $3,729 $7,899 $10,120 $13,277 $5,721 $6,912 $7,646 $8,660 $5,721 $8,542 $10,890 $13,518
Required annual income before taxes $27,007 $57,208 $73,290 $96,157 $41,431 $50,057 $55,373 $62,715 $41,431 $61,864 $78,866 $97,897

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $119,780
Business & Financial Operations $74,410
Computer & Mathematical $82,350
Architecture & Engineering $74,920
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,670
Community & Social Service $46,020
Legal $99,760
Education, Training, & Library $54,640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,710
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,250
Healthcare Support $26,750
Protective Service $45,040
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,730
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,210
Personal Care & Service $23,500
Sales & Related $28,360
Office & Administrative Support $36,170
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,650
Construction & Extraction $53,280
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,930
Production $32,220
Transportation & Material Moving $33,480