Living Wage Calculation for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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 $9.96 $21.16 $26.15 $32.64 $16.34 $19.37 $21.48 $24.23 $7.90 $11.67 $14.19 $17.03
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 $7,209 $12,527 $17,844 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,209 $12,527 $17,844
Medical $2,200 $5,533 $5,361 $5,222 $4,642 $5,361 $5,222 $5,447 $4,642 $5,361 $5,222 $5,447
Housing $6,612 $9,468 $9,468 $11,892 $7,596 $9,468 $9,468 $11,892 $6,612 $9,468 $9,468 $11,892
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 $18,070 $38,406 $47,464 $59,256 $29,666 $35,167 $38,994 $43,979 $28,682 $42,377 $51,521 $61,824
Annual taxes $2,636 $5,603 $6,925 $8,645 $4,328 $5,131 $5,689 $6,417 $4,185 $6,183 $7,517 $9,020
Required annual income before taxes $20,707 $44,009 $54,389 $67,902 $33,994 $40,298 $44,684 $50,396 $32,866 $48,559 $59,038 $70,844

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,210
Business & Financial Operations $61,830
Computer & Mathematical $72,210
Architecture & Engineering $70,020
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,940
Community & Social Service $37,790
Legal $75,030
Education, Training, & Library $52,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,520
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,820
Healthcare Support $26,190
Protective Service $36,280
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,190
Personal Care & Service $21,540
Sales & Related $25,330
Office & Administrative Support $32,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,840
Construction & Extraction $42,560
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,900
Production $34,400
Transportation & Material Moving $30,750