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 $12.01 $27.60 $36.66 $49.47 $19.80 $23.43 $26.47 $29.66 $19.03 $9.31 $14.77 $19.92 $25.15
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 $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 $3,467 $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 $10,536 $23,072 $35,607 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,536 $23,072 $35,607
Medical $2,367 $6,674 $6,393 $6,450 $5,336 $6,393 $6,450 $6,120 $5,336 $6,393 $6,450 $6,120
Housing $8,688 $13,692 $13,692 $17,748 $10,848 $13,692 $13,692 $17,748 $8,688 $13,692 $13,692 $17,748
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 $20,786 $47,756 $63,401 $85,454 $34,292 $40,554 $45,802 $51,277 $32,132 $51,090 $68,874 $86,884
Annual taxes $4,188 $9,654 $12,862 $17,452 $6,901 $8,172 $9,246 $10,413 $6,599 $10,334 $13,982 $17,745
Required annual income before taxes $24,974 $57,409 $76,262 $102,906 $41,193 $48,726 $55,048 $61,690 $59,359 $38,731 $61,424 $82,855 $104,629

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,585
Business & Financial Operations $59,143
Computer & Mathematical $61,592
Architecture & Engineering $65,908
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,426
Community & Social Service $49,866
Legal $72,027
Education, Training, & Library $51,681
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,069
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,704
Healthcare Support $28,300
Protective Service $57,687
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,735
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,546
Personal Care & Service $28,054
Sales & Related $24,713
Office & Administrative Support $35,219
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,962
Construction & Extraction $48,534
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,085
Production $32,083
Transportation & Material Moving $33,149