Living Wage Calculation for Harrisburg-Carlisle, 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 $10.17 $21.52 $27.31 $34.42 $16.32 $20.47 $22.87 $25.36 $12.23 $7.80 $12.23 $14.92 $17.65
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 $7,152 $10,632 $10,632 $13,584 $8,448 $10,632 $10,632 $13,584 $7,152 $10,632 $10,632 $13,584
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 $18,596 $39,350 $49,938 $62,950 $29,839 $37,438 $41,822 $46,371 $28,543 $44,716 $54,553 $64,554
Annual taxes $2,555 $5,407 $6,862 $8,650 $4,100 $5,144 $5,747 $6,372 $3,922 $6,144 $7,496 $8,870
Required annual income before taxes $21,152 $44,757 $56,800 $71,600 $33,939 $42,582 $47,569 $52,742 $50,860 $32,465 $50,860 $62,049 $73,424

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,380
Business & Financial Operations $59,740
Computer & Mathematical $70,640
Architecture & Engineering $66,200
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,010
Community & Social Service $41,440
Legal $84,030
Education, Training, & Library $52,550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,290
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,750
Healthcare Support $28,420
Protective Service $36,000
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,350
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,510
Personal Care & Service $22,930
Sales & Related $24,710
Office & Administrative Support $34,250
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,140
Construction & Extraction $43,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,260
Production $33,070
Transportation & Material Moving $31,220