Living Wage Calculation for Bloomsburg-Berwick, 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 $10.72 $22.38 $27.62 $34.69 $17.07 $20.49 $22.97 $25.28 $23.92 $8.35 $12.32 $15.11 $17.82
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 $7,097 $9,745 $9,745 $12,247 $7,772 $9,745 $9,745 $12,247 $7,097 $9,745 $9,745 $12,247
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 $19,573 $40,851 $50,412 $63,317 $31,156 $37,394 $41,921 $46,137 $30,481 $44,961 $55,157 $65,042
Annual taxes $2,730 $5,699 $7,032 $8,833 $4,346 $5,217 $5,848 $6,436 $4,252 $6,272 $7,694 $9,073
Required annual income before taxes $22,303 $46,550 $57,445 $72,150 $35,503 $42,611 $47,769 $52,573 $49,749 $34,734 $51,234 $62,852 $74,115

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,274
Business & Financial Operations $60,746
Computer & Mathematical $84,992
Architecture & Engineering $64,737
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,960
Community & Social Service $42,969
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $59,902
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,531
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,974
Healthcare Support $30,666
Protective Service $36,036
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,225
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,728
Personal Care & Service $21,922
Sales & Related $0
Office & Administrative Support $32,579
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,206
Construction & Extraction $38,525
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,480
Production $36,149
Transportation & Material Moving $33,639