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 $10.42 $21.92 $26.71 $34.14 $16.65 $19.63 $22.50 $24.63 $15.36 $8.27 $11.87 $14.85 $17.46
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 $6,948 $9,084 $9,084 $11,556 $7,128 $9,084 $9,084 $11,556 $6,948 $9,084 $9,084 $11,556
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 $19,029 $40,011 $48,754 $62,322 $30,388 $35,824 $41,072 $44,963 $30,208 $43,345 $54,227 $63,752
Annual taxes $2,655 $5,582 $6,801 $8,694 $4,239 $4,997 $5,730 $6,272 $4,214 $6,047 $7,565 $8,893
Required annual income before taxes $21,684 $45,592 $55,555 $71,016 $34,627 $40,821 $46,801 $51,235 $47,917 $34,421 $49,392 $61,792 $72,646

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,964
Business & Financial Operations $56,929
Computer & Mathematical $63,970
Architecture & Engineering $64,216
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,858
Community & Social Service $37,628
Legal $63,335
Education, Training, & Library $44,895
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,988
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,934
Healthcare Support $26,414
Protective Service $40,026
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,239
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,941
Personal Care & Service $22,519
Sales & Related $23,708
Office & Administrative Support $31,037
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,945
Construction & Extraction $42,240
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,069
Production $34,461
Transportation & Material Moving $29,428