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 $10.59 $24.61 $32.49 $41.86 $17.36 $21.95 $24.48 $27.19 $13.85 $8.38 $13.85 $17.58 $21.39
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 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

*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 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,967 $18,475 $26,984
Medical $2,392 $6,993 $6,706 $6,867 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724 $5,399 $6,706 $6,867 $6,724
Housing $6,540 $9,708 $9,708 $12,720 $7,644 $9,708 $9,708 $12,720 $6,540 $9,708 $9,708 $12,720
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 $18,319 $42,528 $56,170 $72,299 $30,010 $37,926 $42,310 $46,919 $28,906 $47,893 $60,785 $73,903
Annual taxes $3,712 $8,651 $11,406 $14,762 $6,095 $7,722 $8,607 $9,637 $5,943 $9,734 $12,337 $15,089
Required annual income before taxes $22,031 $51,179 $67,576 $87,061 $36,105 $45,648 $50,918 $56,556 $57,628 $34,849 $57,628 $73,123 $88,992

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,890
Business & Financial Operations $63,470
Computer & Mathematical $71,370
Architecture & Engineering $74,180
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,910
Community & Social Service $42,230
Legal $74,110
Education, Training, & Library $53,510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,540
Healthcare Support $27,190
Protective Service $43,630
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,540
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,420
Personal Care & Service $22,840
Sales & Related $24,030
Office & Administrative Support $33,830
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,640
Construction & Extraction $43,110
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,960
Production $33,430
Transportation & Material Moving $32,890