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 $10.84 $23.82 $29.46 $36.97 $17.90 $22.22 $24.73 $27.91 $8.60 $13.21 $16.05 $19.22
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,495 $5,163 $7,760 $10,292 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545
Child Care $0 $7,692 $13,454 $19,217 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,692 $13,454 $19,217
Medical $2,362 $7,095 $6,806 $6,927 $5,438 $6,806 $6,927 $6,828 $5,438 $6,806 $6,927 $6,828
Housing $7,140 $11,112 $11,112 $14,256 $8,400 $11,112 $11,112 $14,256 $7,140 $11,112 $11,112 $14,256
Transportation $3,899 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013
Other $2,890 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296
Required annual income after taxes $19,788 $43,481 $53,779 $67,491 $32,666 $40,551 $45,141 $50,938 $31,406 $48,243 $58,595 $70,155
Annual taxes $2,760 $6,066 $7,502 $9,415 $4,557 $5,657 $6,297 $7,106 $4,381 $6,730 $8,174 $9,787
Required annual income before taxes $22,548 $49,547 $61,281 $76,906 $37,223 $46,208 $51,438 $58,044 $35,787 $54,973 $66,769 $79,941

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,061
Business & Financial Operations $67,688
Computer & Mathematical $83,067
Architecture & Engineering $68,094
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,032
Community & Social Service $41,371
Legal $61,152
Education, Training, & Library $59,312
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,421
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,648
Healthcare Support $32,863
Protective Service $42,265
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,553
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,239
Personal Care & Service $22,525
Sales & Related $25,067
Office & Administrative Support $34,499
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,763
Construction & Extraction $41,096
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,683
Production $39,196
Transportation & Material Moving $37,122