Living Wage Calculation for Chambersburg-Waynesboro, 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 $12.47 $25.77 $31.90 $40.83 $20.58 $24.83 $28.25 $30.45 $9.97 $14.22 $17.74 $20.65
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 $6,472 $12,943 $19,415 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,472 $12,943 $19,415
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 $6,792 $10,428 $10,428 $13,548 $7,920 $10,428 $10,428 $13,548 $6,792 $10,428 $10,428 $13,548
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 $22,323 $46,127 $57,100 $73,081 $36,830 $44,445 $50,559 $54,495 $35,702 $50,917 $63,502 $73,910
Annual taxes $3,619 $7,478 $9,257 $11,847 $5,971 $7,205 $8,196 $8,834 $5,788 $8,254 $10,295 $11,982
Required annual income before taxes $25,942 $53,605 $66,357 $84,928 $42,800 $51,650 $58,755 $63,329 $41,489 $59,171 $73,796 $85,892

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,085
Business & Financial Operations $69,445
Computer & Mathematical $81,343
Architecture & Engineering $72,391
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,991
Community & Social Service $43,224
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $61,659
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,883
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,327
Healthcare Support $30,262
Protective Service $42,364
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,177
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,791
Personal Care & Service $22,139
Sales & Related $27,663
Office & Administrative Support $35,970
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,781
Construction & Extraction $43,275
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,587
Production $41,843
Transportation & Material Moving $35,479