Living Wage Calculation for Gettysburg, 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 $10.75 $21.56 $27.35 $34.88 $16.23 $20.51 $22.91 $25.82 $12.25 $8.09 $12.25 $14.94 $17.88
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 $8,208 $10,704 $10,704 $14,424 $8,292 $10,704 $10,704 $14,424 $8,208 $10,704 $10,704 $14,424
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 $19,652 $39,422 $50,010 $63,790 $29,683 $37,510 $41,894 $47,211 $29,599 $44,788 $54,625 $65,394
Annual taxes $2,700 $5,417 $6,872 $8,765 $4,079 $5,154 $5,756 $6,487 $4,067 $6,154 $7,506 $8,985
Required annual income before taxes $22,353 $44,839 $56,882 $72,555 $33,761 $42,664 $47,651 $53,698 $50,942 $33,666 $50,942 $62,131 $74,379

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,680
Business & Financial Operations $60,090
Computer & Mathematical $55,120
Architecture & Engineering $63,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,460
Community & Social Service $40,990
Legal $46,610
Education, Training, & Library $43,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,870
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $28,060
Healthcare Support $42,810
Protective Service $18,850
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,960
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,890
Personal Care & Service $22,200
Sales & Related $30,780
Office & Administrative Support $29,550
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $42,640
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,000
Production $32,580
Transportation & Material Moving $31,120