Living Wage Calculation for Williamsport, PA

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 $11.08 $22.43 $27.22 $35.20 $17.23 $20.14 $23.01 $25.69 $15.70 $8.60 $12.13 $15.11 $17.99
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*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 $7,521 $13,155 $18,789 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,521 $13,155 $18,789
Medical $2,349 $6,552 $6,271 $6,328 $5,152 $6,271 $6,328 $5,998 $5,152 $6,271 $6,328 $5,998
Housing $8,148 $10,020 $10,020 $13,488 $8,196 $10,020 $10,020 $13,488 $8,148 $10,020 $10,020 $13,488
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 $20,229 $40,947 $49,690 $64,254 $31,456 $36,760 $42,008 $46,895 $31,408 $44,281 $55,163 $65,684
Annual taxes $2,822 $5,712 $6,932 $8,963 $4,388 $5,128 $5,860 $6,542 $4,381 $6,177 $7,695 $9,163
Required annual income before taxes $23,051 $46,659 $56,622 $73,217 $35,844 $41,888 $47,868 $53,437 $48,984 $35,789 $50,458 $62,858 $74,847

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,989
Business & Financial Operations $53,577
Computer & Mathematical $58,056
Architecture & Engineering $64,227
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,225
Community & Social Service $38,889
Legal $67,722
Education, Training, & Library $58,107
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,227
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,336
Healthcare Support $28,126
Protective Service $43,491
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,090
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,246
Personal Care & Service $22,601
Sales & Related $24,211
Office & Administrative Support $30,299
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,334
Construction & Extraction $41,226
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,395
Production $34,635
Transportation & Material Moving $33,128