Living Wage Calculation for Altoona, PA

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 $12.44 $24.41 $29.85 $37.62 $20.28 $24.17 $27.58 $29.31 $9.96 $13.55 $16.71 $19.04
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 $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

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 $5,230 $10,459 $15,689 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,230 $10,459 $15,689
Medical $2,729 $7,180 $6,868 $7,008 $5,522 $6,868 $7,008 $6,661 $5,522 $6,868 $7,008 $6,661
Housing $6,732 $9,240 $9,240 $11,520 $7,392 $9,240 $9,240 $11,520 $6,732 $9,240 $9,240 $11,520
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 $22,263 $43,697 $53,428 $67,327 $36,302 $43,257 $49,371 $52,467 $35,642 $48,487 $59,830 $68,156
Annual taxes $3,609 $7,084 $8,662 $10,915 $5,885 $7,013 $8,004 $8,506 $5,778 $7,860 $9,699 $11,049
Required annual income before taxes $25,872 $50,781 $62,090 $78,241 $42,187 $50,270 $57,374 $60,972 $41,420 $56,347 $69,529 $79,205

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,698
Business & Financial Operations $59,951
Computer & Mathematical $65,076
Architecture & Engineering $70,979
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,733
Community & Social Service $38,518
Legal $40,124
Education, Training, & Library $47,858
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,957
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,547
Healthcare Support $29,494
Protective Service $36,594
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,737
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,658
Personal Care & Service $20,727
Sales & Related $25,157
Office & Administrative Support $33,075
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,819
Construction & Extraction $42,630
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,717
Production $36,247
Transportation & Material Moving $31,316