Living Wage Calculation for Pittsburgh, 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 $10.32 $22.32 $27.11 $34.54 $17.04 $20.03 $22.90 $25.03 $15.63 $8.22 $12.07 $15.05 $17.66
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 $6,765 $9,815 $9,815 $12,282 $7,839 $9,815 $9,815 $12,282 $6,765 $9,815 $9,815 $12,282
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 $18,846 $40,742 $49,485 $63,047 $31,099 $36,556 $41,803 $45,689 $30,025 $44,077 $54,958 $64,478
Annual taxes $2,629 $5,684 $6,903 $8,795 $4,338 $5,099 $5,832 $6,374 $4,188 $6,149 $7,667 $8,995
Required annual income before taxes $21,475 $46,426 $56,389 $71,843 $35,437 $41,655 $47,635 $52,062 $48,751 $34,213 $50,225 $62,625 $73,472

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,861
Business & Financial Operations $64,503
Computer & Mathematical $74,630
Architecture & Engineering $76,424
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,204
Community & Social Service $38,673
Legal $79,212
Education, Training, & Library $53,157
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,005
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,481
Healthcare Support $29,377
Protective Service $31,355
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,957
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,897
Personal Care & Service $23,391
Sales & Related $26,999
Office & Administrative Support $33,917
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,509
Construction & Extraction $48,882
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,732
Production $37,525
Transportation & Material Moving $32,452