Living Wage Calculation for Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, 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 $12.17 $24.90 $29.69 $37.77 $19.34 $22.61 $25.49 $28.26 $17.35 $9.15 $13.37 $16.35 $19.28
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 $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 $10,140 $14,532 $14,532 $18,180 $12,036 $14,532 $14,532 $18,180 $10,140 $14,532 $14,532 $18,180
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 $22,221 $45,459 $54,202 $68,946 $35,296 $41,272 $46,520 $51,587 $33,400 $48,793 $59,675 $70,376
Annual taxes $3,100 $6,342 $7,561 $9,618 $4,924 $5,757 $6,490 $7,196 $4,659 $6,807 $8,325 $9,817
Required annual income before taxes $25,321 $51,800 $61,763 $78,564 $40,219 $47,029 $53,009 $58,784 $54,125 $38,059 $55,600 $68,000 $80,194

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $120,263
Business & Financial Operations $73,903
Computer & Mathematical $83,630
Architecture & Engineering $82,861
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,679
Community & Social Service $41,226
Legal $85,270
Education, Training, & Library $56,611
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,899
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,113
Healthcare Support $28,372
Protective Service $38,171
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,361
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,311
Personal Care & Service $23,575
Sales & Related $26,701
Office & Administrative Support $38,509
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,312
Construction & Extraction $54,007
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,298
Production $37,659
Transportation & Material Moving $32,882