Living Wage Calculation for Kingston, 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 $11.65 $26.82 $34.70 $44.70 $19.11 $24.16 $26.69 $30.03 $14.96 $8.91 $14.96 $18.68 $22.81
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

*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 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984
Medical $2,392 $6,993 $6,706 $6,867 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724
Housing $8,484 $13,752 $13,752 $17,916 $10,848 $13,752 $13,752 $17,916 $8,484 $13,752 $13,752 $17,916
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 $20,263 $46,572 $60,214 $77,495 $33,214 $41,970 $46,354 $52,115 $30,850 $51,937 $64,829 $79,099
Annual taxes $3,979 $9,207 $11,961 $15,476 $6,535 $8,278 $9,163 $10,351 $6,210 $10,290 $12,893 $15,803
Required annual income before taxes $24,242 $55,779 $72,176 $92,971 $39,749 $50,248 $55,517 $62,466 $62,227 $37,060 $62,227 $77,723 $94,902

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,160
Business & Financial Operations $56,930
Computer & Mathematical $56,820
Architecture & Engineering $63,770
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,650
Community & Social Service $48,170
Legal $68,340
Education, Training, & Library $52,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,610
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,360
Healthcare Support $27,610
Protective Service $54,120
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,280
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,480
Personal Care & Service $25,590
Sales & Related $23,840
Office & Administrative Support $33,020
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,570
Construction & Extraction $45,640
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,640
Production $32,890
Transportation & Material Moving $30,750