Living Wage Calculation for Philadelphia 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 $11.59 $23.39 $28.43 $35.87 $18.06 $21.57 $24.10 $26.76 $9.03 $12.80 $15.54 $18.35
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 $3,509 $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 $7,312 $12,682 $18,051 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,312 $12,682 $18,051
Medical $2,082 $5,850 $5,639 $5,703 $4,549 $5,639 $5,703 $5,670 $4,549 $5,639 $5,703 $5,670
Housing $9,588 $13,620 $13,620 $16,968 $11,304 $13,620 $13,620 $16,968 $11,304 $13,620 $13,620 $16,968
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 $21,040 $42,458 $51,614 $65,119 $32,786 $39,157 $43,739 $48,568 $32,786 $46,470 $56,421 $66,619
Annual taxes $3,070 $6,195 $7,530 $9,501 $4,784 $5,713 $6,382 $7,086 $4,784 $6,780 $8,232 $9,720
Required annual income before taxes $24,109 $48,652 $59,145 $74,620 $37,570 $44,871 $50,120 $55,654 $37,570 $53,250 $64,652 $76,338

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,700
Business & Financial Operations $62,450
Computer & Mathematical $72,830
Architecture & Engineering $70,790
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,260
Community & Social Service $37,600
Legal $75,330
Education, Training, & Library $52,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,990
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,600
Healthcare Support $26,480
Protective Service $36,590
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,120
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,280
Personal Care & Service $21,990
Sales & Related $25,120
Office & Administrative Support $32,440
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,700
Construction & Extraction $43,820
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,860
Production $34,760
Transportation & Material Moving $31,350