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 $9.87 $21.03 $26.82 $33.68 $15.98 $19.98 $22.38 $24.62 $11.98 $7.65 $11.98 $14.67 $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 $3,464 $5,244 $7,806 $10,314 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541
Child Care $0 $7,278 $12,731 $18,183 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,278 $12,731 $18,183
Medical $2,057 $5,580 $5,294 $5,454 $4,423 $5,294 $5,454 $5,312 $4,423 $5,294 $5,454 $5,312
Housing $6,600 $9,732 $9,732 $12,228 $7,824 $9,732 $9,732 $12,228 $6,600 $9,732 $9,732 $12,228
Transportation $3,568 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687
Other $2,355 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246
Required annual income after taxes $18,044 $38,450 $49,038 $61,594 $29,215 $36,538 $40,922 $45,015 $27,991 $43,816 $53,653 $63,198
Annual taxes $2,479 $5,283 $6,738 $8,463 $4,014 $5,021 $5,623 $6,185 $3,846 $6,021 $7,372 $8,684
Required annual income before taxes $20,524 $43,734 $55,776 $70,057 $33,229 $41,558 $46,545 $51,200 $49,836 $31,837 $49,836 $61,025 $71,881

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,140
Business & Financial Operations $56,130
Computer & Mathematical $49,160
Architecture & Engineering $63,160
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,270
Community & Social Service $37,400
Legal $34,850
Education, Training, & Library $46,360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $27,700
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,260
Healthcare Support $27,160
Protective Service $30,360
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,060
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,830
Personal Care & Service $19,300
Sales & Related $21,860
Office & Administrative Support $28,320
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $37,130
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,200
Production $33,770
Transportation & Material Moving $29,250