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 $10.71 $22.62 $27.41 $34.99 $17.26 $20.32 $23.20 $25.48 $15.82 $8.42 $12.22 $15.20 $17.89
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $7,464 $10,358 $10,358 $13,103 $8,249 $10,358 $10,358 $13,103 $7,464 $10,358 $10,358 $13,103
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 $19,545 $41,285 $50,028 $63,869 $31,509 $37,098 $42,346 $46,511 $30,724 $44,619 $55,501 $65,300
Annual taxes $2,727 $5,759 $6,979 $8,910 $4,395 $5,175 $5,907 $6,488 $4,286 $6,224 $7,742 $9,109
Required annual income before taxes $22,272 $47,044 $57,007 $72,779 $35,904 $42,274 $48,253 $52,999 $49,369 $35,010 $50,844 $63,244 $74,409

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,834
Business & Financial Operations $58,179
Computer & Mathematical $86,520
Architecture & Engineering $62,966
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,133
Community & Social Service $41,513
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $53,956
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,474
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,446
Healthcare Support $29,766
Protective Service $37,505
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,172
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,943
Personal Care & Service $20,869
Sales & Related $23,903
Office & Administrative Support $30,853
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $40,467
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,729
Production $35,844
Transportation & Material Moving $34,440