Living Wage Calculation for Altoona, PA

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 $10.25 $21.71 $26.50 $33.77 $16.61 $19.42 $22.29 $24.26 $15.22 $8.19 $11.77 $14.75 $17.28
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 $6,636 $8,700 $8,700 $10,884 $7,068 $8,700 $8,700 $10,884 $6,636 $8,700 $8,700 $10,884
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 $18,717 $39,627 $48,370 $61,650 $30,328 $35,440 $40,688 $44,291 $29,896 $42,961 $53,843 $63,080
Annual taxes $2,611 $5,528 $6,748 $8,600 $4,231 $4,944 $5,676 $6,179 $4,170 $5,993 $7,511 $8,800
Required annual income before taxes $21,328 $45,155 $55,117 $70,250 $34,558 $40,384 $46,364 $50,470 $47,480 $34,066 $48,954 $61,354 $71,880

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,548
Business & Financial Operations $59,122
Computer & Mathematical $50,440
Architecture & Engineering $65,723
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,922
Community & Social Service $37,187
Legal $35,229
Education, Training, & Library $46,525
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $28,864
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,326
Healthcare Support $29,315
Protective Service $31,816
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,742
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,555
Personal Care & Service $20,387
Sales & Related $22,806
Office & Administrative Support $29,356
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,880
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,504
Production $34,830
Transportation & Material Moving $30,350