Living Wage Calculation for Steuben 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 $16.66 $31.74 $40.44 $53.92 $25.17 $29.95 $35.88 $38.73 $12.59 $17.59 $23.28 $27.33
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20

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 $3,891 $5,734 $8,613 $11,425 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934
Child Care $0 $8,714 $17,427 $26,141 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,714 $17,427 $26,141
Medical $2,741 $7,718 $7,505 $7,815 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604
Housing $8,271 $10,037 $10,037 $13,555 $8,530 $10,037 $10,037 $13,555 $8,530 $10,037 $10,037 $13,555
Transportation $4,244 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560
Civic $3,207 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603
Other $5,275 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128
Required annual income after taxes $27,752 $52,873 $67,054 $89,401 $41,925 $49,892 $59,763 $64,507 $41,925 $58,606 $77,190 $90,648
Annual taxes $6,903 $13,152 $17,058 $22,743 $10,429 $12,411 $14,866 $16,046 $10,429 $14,578 $19,636 $23,060
Required annual income before taxes $34,655 $66,025 $84,112 $112,144 $52,354 $62,302 $74,629 $80,553 $52,354 $73,184 $96,826 $113,708

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $155,118
Business & Financial Operations $90,383
Computer & Mathematical $102,164
Architecture & Engineering $88,703
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,911
Community & Social Service $55,266
Legal $120,375
Education, Training, & Library $69,903
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $75,638
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $87,751
Healthcare Support $34,604
Protective Service $54,912
Food Preparation & Serving Related $32,817
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $37,600
Personal Care & Service $34,368
Sales & Related $39,954
Office & Administrative Support $47,208
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,952
Construction & Extraction $63,365
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,582
Production $40,767
Transportation & Material Moving $39,975