Living Wage Calculation for Johnstown, 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 $10.26 $21.62 $26.86 $33.86 $16.56 $19.73 $22.21 $24.44 $23.16 $8.12 $11.94 $14.73 $17.40
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 $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 $3,477 $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 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905
Medical $2,321 $6,689 $6,345 $6,427 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147
Housing $6,252 $8,364 $8,364 $10,728 $6,852 $8,364 $8,364 $10,728 $6,252 $8,364 $8,364 $10,728
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 $18,728 $39,471 $49,032 $61,798 $30,236 $36,014 $40,541 $44,618 $29,636 $43,581 $53,777 $63,523
Annual taxes $2,613 $5,506 $6,840 $8,621 $4,218 $5,024 $5,655 $6,224 $4,134 $6,080 $7,502 $8,861
Required annual income before taxes $21,340 $44,977 $55,871 $70,419 $34,454 $41,038 $46,196 $50,842 $48,176 $33,770 $49,661 $61,279 $72,384

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,923
Business & Financial Operations $56,353
Computer & Mathematical $57,361
Architecture & Engineering $59,984
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,614
Community & Social Service $36,869
Legal $54,944
Education, Training, & Library $47,167
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,903
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $48,391
Healthcare Support $28,002
Protective Service $36,838
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,895
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,099
Personal Care & Service $20,615
Sales & Related $23,650
Office & Administrative Support $29,216
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,111
Construction & Extraction $38,865
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,237
Production $37,095
Transportation & Material Moving $28,310