Living Wage Calculation for Erie, 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 $15.44 $30.23 $38.20 $50.30 $23.83 $28.75 $34.46 $36.61 $11.82 $16.78 $22.04 $25.51
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 $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 $3,891 $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 $8,292 $16,584 $24,877 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,292 $16,584 $24,877
Medical $2,417 $7,350 $7,137 $7,447 $5,497 $7,137 $7,447 $7,236 $5,497 $7,137 $7,447 $7,236
Housing $7,488 $10,128 $10,128 $12,600 $7,836 $10,128 $10,128 $12,600 $7,488 $10,128 $10,128 $12,600
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 $26,645 $52,174 $65,935 $86,814 $41,137 $49,615 $59,486 $63,184 $40,789 $57,907 $76,070 $88,061
Annual taxes $5,465 $10,701 $13,524 $17,806 $8,438 $10,177 $12,201 $12,960 $8,366 $11,877 $15,603 $18,062
Required annual income before taxes $32,110 $62,876 $79,459 $104,621 $49,574 $59,792 $71,687 $76,143 $49,155 $69,784 $91,673 $106,123

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,228
Business & Financial Operations $64,382
Computer & Mathematical $77,019
Architecture & Engineering $68,394
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,653
Community & Social Service $42,779
Legal $84,113
Education, Training, & Library $53,543
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,658
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,788
Healthcare Support $29,125
Protective Service $50,996
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,979
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,852
Personal Care & Service $24,867
Sales & Related $27,028
Office & Administrative Support $37,525
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $45,400
Construction & Extraction $49,766
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,015
Production $37,974
Transportation & Material Moving $32,742