Living Wage Calculation for Chambersburg-Waynesboro, 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 $10.61 $22.96 $28.20 $35.53 $17.26 $21.07 $23.55 $26.12 $24.50 $8.30 $12.61 $15.40 $18.24
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 $6,900 $10,812 $10,812 $13,788 $8,124 $10,812 $10,812 $13,788 $6,900 $10,812 $10,812 $13,788
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 $19,376 $41,919 $51,480 $64,858 $31,508 $38,462 $42,989 $47,678 $30,284 $46,029 $56,225 $66,583
Annual taxes $2,703 $5,848 $7,181 $9,048 $4,395 $5,365 $5,997 $6,651 $4,225 $6,421 $7,843 $9,288
Required annual income before taxes $22,079 $47,766 $58,661 $73,906 $35,903 $43,827 $48,986 $54,329 $50,965 $34,509 $52,450 $64,068 $75,871

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,951
Business & Financial Operations $68,163
Computer & Mathematical $79,869
Architecture & Engineering $65,930
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,101
Community & Social Service $38,721
Legal $59,738
Education, Training, & Library $57,660
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,314
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,486
Healthcare Support $33,300
Protective Service $43,546
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,348
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,895
Personal Care & Service $23,928
Sales & Related $25,358
Office & Administrative Support $33,886
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,148
Construction & Extraction $40,542
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,940
Production $38,824
Transportation & Material Moving $37,075