Living Wage Calculation for Utica-Rome, 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 $10.66 $24.16 $32.04 $41.15 $17.04 $21.50 $24.03 $26.49 $13.63 $8.41 $13.63 $17.35 $21.04
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 $6,672 $8,892 $8,892 $11,436 $7,056 $8,892 $8,892 $11,436 $6,672 $8,892 $8,892 $11,436
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 $18,451 $41,712 $55,354 $71,015 $29,422 $37,110 $41,494 $45,635 $29,038 $47,077 $59,969 $72,619
Annual taxes $3,730 $8,539 $11,294 $14,585 $6,014 $7,610 $8,495 $9,461 $5,961 $9,622 $12,225 $14,912
Required annual income before taxes $22,181 $50,251 $66,648 $85,601 $35,436 $44,720 $49,990 $55,096 $56,699 $34,999 $56,699 $72,195 $87,531

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,690
Business & Financial Operations $55,300
Computer & Mathematical $66,330
Architecture & Engineering $69,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,970
Community & Social Service $47,790
Legal $92,670
Education, Training, & Library $46,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,840
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,440
Healthcare Support $27,520
Protective Service $55,250
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,550
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,620
Personal Care & Service $23,260
Sales & Related $22,310
Office & Administrative Support $31,950
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,790
Construction & Extraction $41,710
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,980
Production $30,900
Transportation & Material Moving $30,570