Living Wage Calculation for Pittsfield, MA

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 $11.04 $23.62 $28.33 $34.19 $17.15 $20.98 $23.38 $25.68 $13.28 $8.33 $13.28 $15.43 $17.53
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $3,464 $5,244 $7,806 $10,314 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541
Child Care $0 $10,195 $13,676 $17,156 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,195 $13,676 $17,156
Medical $2,481 $6,277 $5,990 $6,151 $5,179 $5,990 $6,151 $6,009 $5,179 $5,990 $6,151 $6,009
Housing $8,328 $10,863 $10,863 $13,481 $9,225 $10,863 $10,863 $13,481 $8,328 $10,863 $10,863 $13,481
Transportation $3,568 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687
Other $2,355 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246
Required annual income after taxes $20,196 $43,195 $51,811 $62,516 $31,371 $38,365 $42,750 $46,964 $30,474 $48,560 $56,426 $64,120
Annual taxes $2,775 $5,935 $7,119 $8,590 $4,311 $5,272 $5,874 $6,453 $4,187 $6,672 $7,753 $8,810
Required annual income before taxes $22,971 $49,130 $58,930 $71,106 $35,682 $43,637 $48,624 $53,417 $55,233 $34,661 $55,233 $64,179 $72,930

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,090
Business & Financial Operations $58,900
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $72,710
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,520
Community & Social Service $40,210
Legal $70,570
Education, Training, & Library $42,020
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,170
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,310
Healthcare Support $31,730
Protective Service $47,000
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,010
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,220
Personal Care & Service $26,330
Sales & Related $23,670
Office & Administrative Support $34,630
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $45,630
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,210
Production $36,150
Transportation & Material Moving $25,640