Living Wage Calculation for Bloomsburg-Berwick, 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 $10.72 $22.38 $27.62 $34.69 $17.07 $20.49 $22.97 $25.28 $8.35 $12.32 $15.11 $17.82
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

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 $3,477 $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 $7,097 $9,745 $9,745 $12,247 $7,772 $9,745 $9,745 $12,247 $7,097 $9,745 $9,745 $12,247
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 $19,573 $40,851 $50,412 $63,317 $31,156 $37,394 $41,921 $46,137 $30,481 $44,961 $55,157 $65,042
Annual taxes $2,730 $5,699 $7,032 $8,833 $4,346 $5,217 $5,848 $6,436 $4,252 $6,272 $7,694 $9,073
Required annual income before taxes $22,303 $46,550 $57,445 $72,150 $35,503 $42,611 $47,769 $52,573 $34,734 $51,234 $62,852 $74,115

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,274
Business & Financial Operations $60,746
Computer & Mathematical $84,992
Architecture & Engineering $64,737
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,960
Community & Social Service $42,969
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $59,902
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,531
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,974
Healthcare Support $30,666
Protective Service $36,036
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,225
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,728
Personal Care & Service $21,922
Sales & Related $0
Office & Administrative Support $32,579
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,206
Construction & Extraction $38,525
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,480
Production $36,149
Transportation & Material Moving $33,639