Living Wage Calculation for Glens Falls, 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 $10.95 $25.83 $34.89 $47.01 $18.46 $21.65 $24.69 $27.19 $17.84 $8.78 $13.88 $19.03 $23.92
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 $6,756 $10,452 $10,452 $13,248 $8,400 $10,452 $10,452 $13,248 $6,756 $10,452 $10,452 $13,248
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 $18,854 $44,516 $60,161 $80,954 $31,844 $37,314 $42,562 $46,777 $30,200 $47,850 $65,634 $82,384
Annual taxes $3,918 $9,202 $12,410 $16,824 $6,559 $7,720 $8,794 $9,785 $6,330 $9,882 $13,530 $17,118
Required annual income before taxes $22,773 $53,717 $72,570 $97,778 $38,403 $45,034 $51,356 $56,562 $55,667 $36,530 $57,732 $79,163 $99,502

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,380
Business & Financial Operations $55,309
Computer & Mathematical $61,275
Architecture & Engineering $68,696
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,369
Community & Social Service $48,493
Legal $90,969
Education, Training, & Library $44,905
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,010
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,366
Healthcare Support $29,530
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,833
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,881
Personal Care & Service $24,129
Sales & Related $26,312
Office & Administrative Support $33,446
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $42,968
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,718
Production $37,659
Transportation & Material Moving $30,268