Living Wage Calculation for Lancaster, 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 $10.75 $23.15 $27.94 $35.77 $17.67 $20.86 $23.73 $26.26 $16.18 $8.44 $12.49 $15.47 $18.27
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 $3,467 $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 $7,521 $13,155 $18,789 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,521 $13,155 $18,789
Medical $2,349 $6,552 $6,271 $6,328 $5,152 $6,271 $6,328 $5,998 $5,152 $6,271 $6,328 $5,998
Housing $7,548 $11,328 $11,328 $14,520 $8,988 $11,328 $11,328 $14,520 $7,548 $11,328 $11,328 $14,520
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 $19,629 $42,255 $50,998 $65,286 $32,248 $38,068 $43,316 $47,927 $30,808 $45,589 $56,471 $66,716
Annual taxes $2,738 $5,895 $7,114 $9,107 $4,499 $5,310 $6,043 $6,686 $4,298 $6,360 $7,878 $9,307
Required annual income before taxes $22,367 $48,149 $58,112 $74,393 $36,746 $43,379 $49,358 $54,613 $50,474 $35,105 $51,949 $64,349 $76,023

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,082
Business & Financial Operations $60,711
Computer & Mathematical $68,480
Architecture & Engineering $67,578
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,542
Community & Social Service $38,202
Legal $51,711
Education, Training, & Library $51,322
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,461
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,952
Healthcare Support $30,166
Protective Service $35,342
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,695
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,122
Personal Care & Service $23,237
Sales & Related $27,931
Office & Administrative Support $32,882
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,239
Construction & Extraction $42,456
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,911
Production $36,736
Transportation & Material Moving $32,031