Living Wage Calculation for Binghamton, NY

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 $10.30 $24.08 $31.96 $41.38 $16.95 $21.42 $23.95 $26.71 $13.59 $8.23 $13.59 $17.32 $21.15
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

*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 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984
Medical $2,392 $6,993 $6,706 $6,867 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724
Housing $6,000 $8,748 $8,748 $11,844 $6,900 $8,748 $8,748 $11,844 $6,000 $8,748 $8,748 $11,844
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 $17,779 $41,568 $55,210 $71,423 $29,266 $36,966 $41,350 $46,043 $28,366 $46,933 $59,825 $73,027
Annual taxes $3,638 $8,519 $11,274 $14,641 $5,992 $7,590 $8,475 $9,517 $5,869 $9,603 $12,206 $14,968
Required annual income before taxes $21,417 $50,087 $66,484 $86,065 $35,259 $44,556 $49,826 $55,560 $56,536 $34,235 $56,536 $72,031 $87,995

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,860
Business & Financial Operations $60,770
Computer & Mathematical $78,860
Architecture & Engineering $73,810
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,490
Community & Social Service $40,930
Legal $69,140
Education, Training, & Library $49,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,540
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,090
Healthcare Support $27,630
Protective Service $52,980
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,240
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,940
Personal Care & Service $22,610
Sales & Related $23,180
Office & Administrative Support $30,530
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,450
Construction & Extraction $42,370
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,120
Production $30,170
Transportation & Material Moving $29,520