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 $10.16 $22.52 $27.31 $35.00 $16.94 $20.22 $23.10 $25.49 $15.76 $8.14 $12.17 $15.15 $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 $6,456 $10,176 $10,176 $13,116 $7,656 $10,176 $10,176 $13,116 $6,456 $10,176 $10,176 $13,116
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 $18,537 $41,103 $49,846 $63,882 $30,916 $36,916 $42,164 $46,523 $29,716 $44,437 $55,319 $65,312
Annual taxes $2,586 $5,734 $6,953 $8,912 $4,313 $5,150 $5,882 $6,490 $4,145 $6,199 $7,717 $9,111
Required annual income before taxes $21,123 $46,837 $56,799 $72,793 $35,228 $42,066 $48,046 $53,013 $49,161 $33,861 $50,636 $63,036 $74,423

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,167
Business & Financial Operations $64,514
Computer & Mathematical $78,536
Architecture & Engineering $64,001
Life, Physical, & Social Science $82,431
Community & Social Service $37,618
Legal $49,169
Education, Training, & Library $55,289
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,912
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,810
Healthcare Support $31,765
Protective Service $42,999
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,651
Personal Care & Service $22,960
Sales & Related $24,867
Office & Administrative Support $32,780
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,990
Construction & Extraction $39,821
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,689
Production $37,546
Transportation & Material Moving $36,019