Living Wage Calculation for Carbon 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 $10.49 $21.86 $27.00 $33.96 $16.90 $20.34 $22.67 $25.44 $8.45 $12.11 $14.74 $17.57
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 $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 $3,497 $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 $7,158 $12,515 $17,871 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,158 $12,515 $17,871
Medical $2,049 $5,326 $5,127 $5,095 $4,518 $5,127 $5,095 $5,210 $4,518 $5,127 $5,095 $5,210
Housing $8,040 $11,664 $11,664 $14,592 $9,228 $11,664 $11,664 $14,592 $9,228 $11,664 $11,664 $14,592
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 $19,306 $40,244 $49,706 $62,523 $31,107 $37,439 $41,736 $46,834 $31,107 $44,597 $54,251 $64,705
Annual taxes $2,508 $5,228 $6,457 $8,122 $4,041 $4,863 $5,422 $6,084 $4,041 $5,793 $7,047 $8,405
Required annual income before taxes $21,814 $45,472 $56,163 $70,645 $35,148 $42,302 $47,157 $52,918 $35,148 $50,390 $61,298 $73,110

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,940
Business & Financial Operations $63,230
Computer & Mathematical $74,490
Architecture & Engineering $71,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,720
Community & Social Service $38,680
Legal $74,110
Education, Training, & Library $52,290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,970
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,480
Healthcare Support $27,200
Protective Service $36,120
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,220
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,890
Personal Care & Service $22,110
Sales & Related $25,350
Office & Administrative Support $32,970
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,870
Construction & Extraction $44,610
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,600
Production $35,130
Transportation & Material Moving $31,920