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 $9.26 $19.89 $25.68 $32.41 $15.17 $18.84 $21.24 $23.34 $11.41 $7.35 $11.41 $14.10 $16.64
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 $5,484 $7,656 $7,656 $9,900 $6,348 $7,656 $7,656 $9,900 $5,484 $7,656 $7,656 $9,900
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 $16,928 $36,374 $46,962 $59,266 $27,739 $34,462 $38,846 $42,687 $26,875 $41,740 $51,577 $60,870
Annual taxes $2,326 $4,998 $6,453 $8,143 $3,811 $4,735 $5,338 $5,865 $3,693 $5,735 $7,087 $8,364
Required annual income before taxes $19,254 $41,372 $53,415 $67,409 $31,550 $39,197 $44,184 $48,552 $47,475 $30,567 $47,475 $58,664 $69,233

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,980
Business & Financial Operations $51,390
Computer & Mathematical $57,770
Architecture & Engineering $63,720
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,700
Community & Social Service $35,120
Legal $48,210
Education, Training, & Library $51,710
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,990
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,170
Healthcare Support $25,580
Protective Service $33,730
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,610
Personal Care & Service $19,970
Sales & Related $21,740
Office & Administrative Support $27,610
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,440
Construction & Extraction $35,070
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,940
Production $33,100
Transportation & Material Moving $26,320