Living Wage Calculation for Elmira, NY

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 $16.95 $32.37 $41.07 $54.57 $25.33 $30.58 $36.51 $39.56 $12.65 $17.91 $23.59 $27.66
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20

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 $3,891 $5,734 $8,613 $11,425 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934
Child Care $0 $8,714 $17,427 $26,141 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,714 $17,427 $26,141
Medical $2,741 $7,718 $7,505 $7,815 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604
Housing $8,748 $11,088 $11,088 $14,640 $8,796 $11,088 $11,088 $14,640 $8,748 $11,088 $11,088 $14,640
Transportation $4,244 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560
Civic $3,207 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603
Other $5,275 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128
Required annual income after taxes $28,229 $53,924 $68,106 $90,486 $42,191 $50,943 $60,814 $65,592 $42,143 $59,657 $78,241 $91,733
Annual taxes $7,022 $13,414 $17,325 $23,019 $10,495 $12,672 $15,128 $16,686 $10,483 $14,840 $19,904 $23,336
Required annual income before taxes $35,251 $67,338 $85,431 $113,505 $52,686 $63,615 $75,942 $82,277 $52,626 $74,497 $98,145 $115,068

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,544
Business & Financial Operations $64,767
Computer & Mathematical $70,363
Architecture & Engineering $78,399
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,773
Community & Social Service $53,136
Legal $95,872
Education, Training, & Library $51,959
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,265
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,875
Healthcare Support $33,127
Protective Service $74,558
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,859
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,286
Personal Care & Service $27,895
Sales & Related $29,093
Office & Administrative Support $40,221
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $53,457
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,926
Production $44,598
Transportation & Material Moving $33,448