Living Wage Calculation for Ithaca, 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 $13.65 $27.88 $37.44 $49.82 $20.38 $24.12 $26.74 $30.07 $29.26 $10.05 $15.13 $20.09 $25.41
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $10,602 $23,215 $35,828 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,602 $23,215 $35,828
Medical $2,338 $6,811 $6,468 $6,550 $5,469 $6,468 $6,550 $6,269 $5,469 $6,468 $6,550 $6,269
Housing $11,220 $13,968 $13,968 $17,940 $11,736 $13,968 $13,968 $17,940 $11,220 $13,968 $13,968 $17,940
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $23,713 $48,232 $64,737 $86,056 $35,305 $41,740 $46,267 $51,952 $34,789 $52,342 $69,482 $87,780
Annual taxes $4,677 $9,763 $13,130 $17,569 $7,088 $8,438 $9,362 $10,586 $7,016 $10,601 $14,098 $17,924
Required annual income before taxes $28,390 $57,995 $77,867 $103,624 $42,394 $50,179 $55,629 $62,538 $60,864 $41,806 $62,943 $83,580 $105,704

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,195
Business & Financial Operations $68,893
Computer & Mathematical $83,809
Architecture & Engineering $73,996
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,660
Community & Social Service $52,259
Legal $74,170
Education, Training, & Library $73,481
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,981
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,933
Healthcare Support $32,981
Protective Service $48,926
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,144
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,602
Personal Care & Service $27,210
Sales & Related $26,057
Office & Administrative Support $40,562
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $48,391
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,735
Production $44,358
Transportation & Material Moving $32,065