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 $12.35 $27.82 $37.38 $49.71 $19.99 $24.07 $26.69 $29.96 $29.20 $9.40 $15.10 $20.06 $25.36
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 $8,844 $13,860 $13,860 $17,748 $11,016 $13,860 $13,860 $17,748 $8,844 $13,860 $13,860 $17,748
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 $21,337 $48,124 $64,629 $85,864 $34,585 $41,632 $46,159 $51,760 $32,413 $52,234 $69,374 $87,588
Annual taxes $4,346 $9,748 $13,115 $17,542 $6,988 $8,423 $9,347 $10,559 $6,685 $10,586 $14,083 $17,897
Required annual income before taxes $25,683 $57,872 $77,743 $103,405 $41,573 $50,056 $55,506 $62,320 $60,741 $39,098 $62,820 $83,457 $105,485

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,146
Business & Financial Operations $60,777
Computer & Mathematical $67,494
Architecture & Engineering $66,126
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,599
Community & Social Service $53,082
Legal $79,540
Education, Training, & Library $49,430
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,811
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,933
Healthcare Support $29,884
Protective Service $58,554
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,576
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,820
Personal Care & Service $27,683
Sales & Related $24,977
Office & Administrative Support $35,583
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,465
Construction & Extraction $48,586
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,445
Production $32,981
Transportation & Material Moving $32,693