Living Wage Calculation for East Stroudsburg, 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 $11.77 $24.10 $29.33 $37.70 $18.39 $22.20 $24.68 $28.29 $8.87 $13.17 $15.97 $19.32
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 $9,000 $12,876 $12,876 $17,748 $10,188 $12,876 $12,876 $17,748 $9,000 $12,876 $12,876 $17,748
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 $21,476 $43,983 $53,544 $68,818 $33,572 $40,526 $45,053 $51,638 $32,384 $48,093 $58,289 $70,543
Annual taxes $2,996 $6,136 $7,469 $9,600 $4,683 $5,653 $6,285 $7,203 $4,518 $6,709 $8,131 $9,841
Required annual income before taxes $24,472 $50,118 $61,013 $78,418 $38,255 $46,179 $51,338 $58,841 $36,902 $54,802 $66,420 $80,384

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,924
Business & Financial Operations $69,490
Computer & Mathematical $64,079
Architecture & Engineering $73,851
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,972
Community & Social Service $39,276
Legal $57,495
Education, Training, & Library $54,861
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,293
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,288
Healthcare Support $28,650
Protective Service $31,119
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,027
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,854
Personal Care & Service $21,891
Sales & Related $23,825
Office & Administrative Support $31,386
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,307
Construction & Extraction $46,436
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,350
Production $36,077
Transportation & Material Moving $33,351