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 $11.19 $22.42 $27.66 $35.16 $17.20 $20.53 $23.01 $25.74 $23.96 $8.58 $12.34 $15.13 $18.05
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905
Medical $2,321 $6,689 $6,345 $6,427 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147
Housing $7,956 $9,816 $9,816 $13,104 $8,004 $9,816 $9,816 $13,104 $7,956 $9,816 $9,816 $13,104
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,432 $40,923 $50,484 $64,174 $31,388 $37,466 $41,993 $46,994 $31,340 $45,033 $55,229 $65,899
Annual taxes $2,850 $5,709 $7,042 $8,952 $4,379 $5,227 $5,858 $6,556 $4,372 $6,282 $7,704 $9,193
Required annual income before taxes $23,282 $46,632 $57,526 $73,127 $35,767 $42,692 $47,851 $53,549 $49,830 $35,712 $51,315 $62,933 $75,092

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,687
Business & Financial Operations $53,946
Computer & Mathematical $65,951
Architecture & Engineering $65,560
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,054
Community & Social Service $39,359
Legal $61,651
Education, Training, & Library $58,894
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,212
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,299
Healthcare Support $29,411
Protective Service $43,185
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,441
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,512
Personal Care & Service $22,930
Sales & Related $24,967
Office & Administrative Support $31,232
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,741
Construction & Extraction $43,834
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,753
Production $36,026
Transportation & Material Moving $33,032