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 $10.70 $25.02 $32.90 $42.05 $17.86 $22.36 $24.89 $27.38 $14.06 $8.43 $14.06 $17.78 $21.49
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

*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 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984
Medical $2,392 $6,993 $6,706 $6,867 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724
Housing $6,744 $10,464 $10,464 $13,068 $8,568 $10,464 $10,464 $13,068 $6,744 $10,464 $10,464 $13,068
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 $18,523 $43,284 $56,926 $72,647 $30,934 $38,682 $43,066 $47,267 $29,110 $48,649 $61,541 $74,251
Annual taxes $3,740 $8,755 $11,510 $14,810 $6,222 $7,826 $8,711 $9,685 $5,971 $9,838 $12,441 $15,136
Required annual income before taxes $22,263 $52,039 $68,436 $87,457 $37,156 $46,508 $51,778 $56,952 $58,487 $35,081 $58,487 $73,983 $89,387

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,220
Business & Financial Operations $52,360
Computer & Mathematical $60,380
Architecture & Engineering $66,400
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,620
Community & Social Service $47,290
Legal $73,730
Education, Training, & Library $43,050
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,200
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,170
Healthcare Support $29,190
Protective Service $50,980
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,950
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,200
Personal Care & Service $23,280
Sales & Related $24,110
Office & Administrative Support $31,980
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,990
Construction & Extraction $41,010
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,840
Production $35,690
Transportation & Material Moving $28,480