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 $10.62 $22.98 $27.77 $35.58 $17.59 $20.68 $23.56 $26.07 $16.06 $8.37 $12.40 $15.38 $18.18
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 $7,308 $11,016 $11,016 $14,172 $8,844 $11,016 $11,016 $14,172 $7,308 $11,016 $11,016 $14,172
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 $19,389 $41,943 $50,686 $64,938 $32,104 $37,756 $43,004 $47,579 $30,568 $45,277 $56,159 $66,368
Annual taxes $2,705 $5,851 $7,071 $9,059 $4,478 $5,267 $5,999 $6,637 $4,264 $6,316 $7,834 $9,258
Required annual income before taxes $22,094 $47,794 $57,756 $73,997 $36,582 $43,023 $49,003 $54,216 $50,119 $34,832 $51,593 $63,993 $75,626

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,866
Business & Financial Operations $62,248
Computer & Mathematical $74,313
Architecture & Engineering $70,889
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,325
Community & Social Service $44,803
Legal $90,918
Education, Training, & Library $52,941
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,813
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,022
Healthcare Support $30,104
Protective Service $36,962
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,357
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,944
Personal Care & Service $23,688
Sales & Related $26,158
Office & Administrative Support $35,691
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,655
Construction & Extraction $45,520
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,019
Production $34,522
Transportation & Material Moving $33,097