Living Wage Calculation for Putnam County, New York

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $21.77 $41.52 $53.51 $70.42 $30.20 $34.97 $38.86 $43.14 $15.10 $22.21 $28.69 $35.46
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,690 $5,424 $8,118 $10,793 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174
Child Care $0 $15,297 $30,593 $45,890 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,297 $30,593 $45,890
Medical $2,935 $7,325 $7,013 $7,153 $5,709 $7,013 $7,153 $6,806 $5,709 $7,013 $7,153 $6,806
Housing $19,980 $23,412 $23,412 $29,664 $20,568 $23,412 $23,412 $29,664 $20,568 $23,412 $23,412 $29,664
Transportation $4,332 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684
Civic $1,702 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743
Other $3,078 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684
Required annual income after taxes $35,717 $68,081 $87,879 $115,817 $49,665 $57,574 $63,688 $70,756 $49,665 $72,871 $94,281 $116,646
Annual taxes $9,568 $18,277 $23,413 $30,661 $13,143 $15,170 $17,137 $18,971 $13,143 $19,519 $25,074 $30,877
Required annual income before taxes $45,285 $86,358 $111,293 $146,478 $62,808 $72,744 $80,825 $89,727 $62,808 $92,391 $119,355 $147,523

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $141,416
Business & Financial Operations $83,481
Computer & Mathematical $94,540
Architecture & Engineering $83,624
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,291
Community & Social Service $51,142
Legal $107,410
Education, Training, & Library $64,462
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $69,496
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $81,496
Healthcare Support $30,569
Protective Service $49,434
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,443
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,507
Personal Care & Service $30,998
Sales & Related $34,201
Office & Administrative Support $43,265
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,740
Construction & Extraction $59,807
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,459
Production $37,771
Transportation & Material Moving $36,185