Living Wage Calculation for Erie, 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 $10.66 $22.06 $27.30 $34.34 $16.71 $20.16 $22.64 $24.92 $23.60 $8.32 $12.15 $14.95 $17.64
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 $6,984 $9,156 $9,156 $11,604 $7,116 $9,156 $9,156 $11,604 $6,984 $9,156 $9,156 $11,604
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 $19,460 $40,263 $49,824 $62,674 $30,500 $36,806 $41,333 $45,494 $30,368 $44,373 $54,569 $64,399
Annual taxes $2,715 $5,617 $6,950 $8,743 $4,255 $5,134 $5,766 $6,346 $4,236 $6,190 $7,612 $8,984
Required annual income before taxes $22,174 $45,879 $56,774 $71,417 $34,755 $41,940 $47,099 $51,840 $49,078 $34,604 $50,563 $62,181 $73,382

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,881
Business & Financial Operations $57,834
Computer & Mathematical $66,805
Architecture & Engineering $62,618
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,767
Community & Social Service $38,988
Legal $69,356
Education, Training, & Library $47,815
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,789
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,577
Healthcare Support $28,022
Protective Service $42,465
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,844
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,932
Personal Care & Service $22,951
Sales & Related $23,362
Office & Administrative Support $31,643
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,833
Construction & Extraction $44,523
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,768
Production $34,349
Transportation & Material Moving $30,028