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 $10.25 $20.65 $26.44 $33.62 $15.70 $19.61 $22.00 $24.55 $11.79 $7.85 $11.79 $14.48 $17.25
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 $3,464 $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 $7,278 $12,731 $18,183 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,278 $12,731 $18,183
Medical $2,057 $5,580 $5,294 $5,454 $4,423 $5,294 $5,454 $5,312 $4,423 $5,294 $5,454 $5,312
Housing $7,308 $9,048 $9,048 $12,108 $7,320 $9,048 $9,048 $12,108 $7,308 $9,048 $9,048 $12,108
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 $18,752 $37,766 $48,354 $61,474 $28,711 $35,854 $40,238 $44,895 $28,699 $43,132 $52,969 $63,078
Annual taxes $2,577 $5,189 $6,644 $8,447 $3,945 $4,927 $5,529 $6,169 $3,943 $5,927 $7,278 $8,667
Required annual income before taxes $21,329 $42,956 $54,998 $69,921 $32,656 $40,780 $45,767 $51,063 $49,058 $32,642 $49,058 $60,247 $71,745

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,450
Business & Financial Operations $55,400
Computer & Mathematical $53,180
Architecture & Engineering $63,840
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,300
Community & Social Service $38,330
Legal $54,900
Education, Training, & Library $57,400
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,740
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,270
Healthcare Support $26,390
Protective Service $46,880
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,950
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,890
Personal Care & Service $21,470
Sales & Related $22,750
Office & Administrative Support $29,800
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,930
Construction & Extraction $40,150
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,820
Production $33,670
Transportation & Material Moving $32,120