Living Wage Calculation for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $18.59 $33.49 $41.63 $53.48 $26.89 $32.61 $37.21 $38.18 $13.44 $18.92 $23.61 $26.48
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
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

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $3,887 $5,729 $8,594 $11,422 $7,126 $8,870 $11,423 $13,928 $7,126 $8,870 $11,423 $13,928
Child Care $0 $9,357 $17,935 $26,045 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,357 $17,935 $26,045
Medical $3,623 $10,506 $10,358 $10,971 $7,262 $10,358 $10,971 $10,434 $7,262 $10,358 $10,971 $10,434
Housing $7,334 $10,192 $10,192 $12,472 $8,299 $10,192 $10,192 $12,472 $8,299 $10,192 $10,192 $12,472
Transportation $9,074 $10,501 $13,228 $15,221 $10,501 $13,228 $15,221 $15,203 $10,501 $13,228 $15,221 $15,203
Civic $3,013 $5,303 $6,675 $7,730 $5,303 $6,675 $7,730 $7,226 $5,303 $6,675 $7,730 $7,226
Internet & Mobile $1,677 $1,677 $1,677 $1,677 $2,242 $2,242 $2,242 $2,242 $2,242 $2,242 $2,242 $2,242
Other $4,417 $7,884 $8,383 $11,588 $7,884 $8,383 $11,588 $11,139 $7,884 $8,383 $11,588 $11,139
Required annual income after taxes $33,025 $61,151 $77,042 $97,125 $48,617 $59,948 $69,367 $72,644 $48,617 $69,306 $87,302 $98,689
Annual taxes $5,636 $8,504 $9,549 $14,120 $7,311 $7,885 $8,025 $6,770 $7,311 $9,411 $10,900 $11,487
Required annual income before taxes $38,660 $69,655 $86,591 $111,245 $55,928 $67,833 $77,392 $79,414 $55,928 $78,717 $98,202 $110,176

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $126,450
Business & Financial Operations $80,280
Computer & Mathematical $94,730
Architecture & Engineering $89,330
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,920
Community & Social Service $51,980
Legal $109,460
Education, Training, & Library $66,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,420
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $89,820
Healthcare Support $33,120
Protective Service $52,870
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,460
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,860
Personal Care & Service $33,020
Sales & Related $47,010
Office & Administrative Support $44,850
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,290
Construction & Extraction $59,770
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $55,080
Production $45,620
Transportation & Material Moving $42,490