Living Wage Calculation for Syracuse, 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 $11.62 $26.19 $35.74 $47.66 $18.68 $22.43 $25.05 $27.90 $27.57 $9.03 $14.28 $19.24 $24.33
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 $7,512 $10,872 $10,872 $13,992 $8,628 $10,872 $10,872 $13,992 $7,512 $10,872 $10,872 $13,992
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 $20,005 $45,136 $61,641 $82,108 $32,197 $38,644 $43,171 $48,004 $31,081 $49,246 $66,386 $83,832
Annual taxes $4,160 $9,331 $12,698 $17,018 $6,655 $8,006 $8,930 $10,035 $6,499 $10,169 $13,666 $17,373
Required annual income before taxes $24,165 $54,467 $74,339 $99,125 $38,852 $46,651 $52,101 $58,040 $57,336 $37,580 $59,416 $80,052 $101,205

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,705
Business & Financial Operations $67,576
Computer & Mathematical $76,619
Architecture & Engineering $80,991
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,893
Community & Social Service $45,675
Legal $69,798
Education, Training, & Library $57,577
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,338
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,104
Healthcare Support $30,789
Protective Service $50,582
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,043
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,950
Personal Care & Service $25,060
Sales & Related $27,168
Office & Administrative Support $36,756
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,836
Construction & Extraction $48,298
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,560
Production $37,857
Transportation & Material Moving $34,945