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 $9.80 $21.45 $27.24 $34.44 $15.99 $20.40 $22.80 $25.38 $12.19 $7.62 $12.19 $14.88 $17.66
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 $6,480 $10,500 $10,500 $13,620 $7,848 $10,500 $10,500 $13,620 $6,480 $10,500 $10,500 $13,620
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 $17,924 $39,218 $49,806 $62,986 $29,239 $37,306 $41,690 $46,407 $27,871 $44,584 $54,421 $64,590
Annual taxes $2,463 $5,389 $6,844 $8,655 $4,018 $5,126 $5,728 $6,377 $3,830 $6,126 $7,478 $8,875
Required annual income before taxes $20,387 $44,607 $56,650 $71,641 $33,256 $42,432 $47,418 $52,783 $50,710 $31,700 $50,710 $61,899 $73,465

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,060
Business & Financial Operations $58,570
Computer & Mathematical $75,090
Architecture & Engineering $61,840
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,360
Community & Social Service $36,320
Legal $46,040
Education, Training, & Library $55,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,250
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,640
Healthcare Support $31,000
Protective Service $42,570
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,680
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,410
Personal Care & Service $22,050
Sales & Related $23,820
Office & Administrative Support $31,210
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,290
Construction & Extraction $37,970
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,900
Production $37,210
Transportation & Material Moving $32,420