Living Wage Calculation for Elmira, NY

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 $11.04 $25.46 $34.52 $46.57 $18.08 $21.28 $24.32 $26.75 $17.60 $8.83 $13.69 $18.85 $23.70
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 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40

*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 $10,536 $23,072 $35,607 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,536 $23,072 $35,607
Medical $2,367 $6,674 $6,393 $6,450 $5,336 $6,393 $6,450 $6,120 $5,336 $6,393 $6,450 $6,120
Housing $6,924 $9,780 $9,780 $12,444 $7,692 $9,780 $9,780 $12,444 $6,924 $9,780 $9,780 $12,444
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 $19,022 $43,844 $59,489 $80,150 $31,136 $36,642 $41,890 $45,973 $30,368 $47,178 $64,962 $81,580
Annual taxes $3,942 $9,108 $12,316 $16,712 $6,460 $7,626 $8,700 $9,673 $6,353 $9,789 $13,436 $17,005
Required annual income before taxes $22,964 $52,952 $71,805 $96,862 $37,596 $44,268 $50,590 $55,646 $54,901 $36,721 $56,967 $78,398 $98,586

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,802
Business & Financial Operations $58,733
Computer & Mathematical $58,958
Architecture & Engineering $67,999
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,530
Community & Social Service $51,978
Legal $71,689
Education, Training, & Library $50,707
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,910
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,813
Healthcare Support $32,523
Protective Service $63,437
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,490
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,452
Personal Care & Service $24,713
Sales & Related $22,027
Office & Administrative Support $33,979
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $46,966
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,410
Production $42,456
Transportation & Material Moving $31,703