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 $11.05 $25.47 $34.53 $46.79 $18.11 $21.30 $24.34 $26.98 $17.61 $8.83 $13.70 $18.85 $23.81
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 $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 $3,467 $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 $10,536 $23,072 $35,607 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,536 $23,072 $35,607
Medical $2,367 $6,674 $6,393 $6,450 $5,336 $6,393 $6,450 $6,120 $5,336 $6,393 $6,450 $6,120
Housing $6,948 $9,804 $9,804 $12,852 $7,764 $9,804 $9,804 $12,852 $6,948 $9,804 $9,804 $12,852
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 $19,046 $43,868 $59,513 $80,558 $31,208 $36,666 $41,914 $46,381 $30,392 $47,202 $64,986 $81,988
Annual taxes $3,945 $9,111 $12,319 $16,769 $6,470 $7,629 $8,703 $9,730 $6,357 $9,792 $13,439 $17,062
Required annual income before taxes $22,991 $52,979 $71,832 $97,327 $37,678 $44,295 $50,617 $56,111 $54,928 $36,749 $56,994 $78,425 $99,050

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,952
Business & Financial Operations $66,523
Computer & Mathematical $74,774
Architecture & Engineering $78,290
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,807
Community & Social Service $44,465
Legal $70,623
Education, Training, & Library $55,606
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,928
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,264
Healthcare Support $28,782
Protective Service $42,855
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,982
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,507
Personal Care & Service $24,518
Sales & Related $25,779
Office & Administrative Support $35,680
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,940
Construction & Extraction $46,996
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,039
Production $35,906
Transportation & Material Moving $34,635