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 $10.67 $22.13 $27.37 $34.35 $16.91 $20.24 $22.72 $24.94 $23.67 $8.32 $12.19 $14.98 $17.65
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905
Medical $2,321 $6,689 $6,345 $6,427 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147
Housing $7,008 $9,288 $9,288 $11,640 $7,476 $9,288 $9,288 $11,640 $7,008 $9,288 $9,288 $11,640
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,484 $40,395 $49,956 $62,710 $30,860 $36,938 $41,465 $45,530 $30,392 $44,505 $54,701 $64,435
Annual taxes $2,718 $5,635 $6,969 $8,748 $4,305 $5,153 $5,784 $6,351 $4,240 $6,208 $7,631 $8,989
Required annual income before taxes $22,202 $46,030 $56,924 $71,458 $35,165 $42,091 $47,249 $51,881 $49,228 $34,632 $50,713 $62,332 $73,423

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,175
Business & Financial Operations $59,964
Computer & Mathematical $59,882
Architecture & Engineering $68,584
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,107
Community & Social Service $37,754
Legal $33,526
Education, Training, & Library $46,632
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $26,212
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,334
Healthcare Support $30,522
Protective Service $34,040
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,214
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,372
Personal Care & Service $20,976
Sales & Related $23,794
Office & Administrative Support $30,121
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $39,832
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,459
Production $34,328
Transportation & Material Moving $29,565