Living Wage Calculation for York 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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.37 $22.81 $27.60 $35.48 $17.25 $20.51 $23.39 $25.97 $15.95 $8.63 $12.32 $15.30 $18.13
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

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $7,521 $13,155 $18,789 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,521 $13,155 $18,789
Medical $2,349 $6,552 $6,271 $6,328 $5,152 $6,271 $6,328 $5,998 $5,152 $6,271 $6,328 $5,998
Housing $6,840 $10,704 $10,704 $14,004 $8,232 $10,704 $10,704 $14,004 $8,232 $10,704 $10,704 $14,004
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,921 $41,631 $50,374 $64,770 $31,492 $37,444 $42,692 $47,411 $31,492 $44,965 $55,847 $66,200
Annual taxes $2,639 $5,808 $7,027 $9,035 $4,393 $5,223 $5,956 $6,614 $4,393 $6,273 $7,791 $9,235
Required annual income before taxes $21,561 $47,438 $57,401 $73,805 $35,885 $42,667 $48,647 $54,025 $49,763 $35,885 $51,238 $63,638 $75,435

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,425
Business & Financial Operations $66,123
Computer & Mathematical $78,474
Architecture & Engineering $74,210
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,273
Community & Social Service $39,903
Legal $77,808
Education, Training, & Library $53,382
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,276
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,966
Healthcare Support $29,038
Protective Service $37,382
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,254
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,676
Personal Care & Service $23,278
Sales & Related $27,029
Office & Administrative Support $34,553
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,270
Construction & Extraction $46,515
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,208
Production $36,562
Transportation & Material Moving $33,015