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 $12.57 $25.84 $32.66 $41.82 $20.17 $24.20 $27.62 $29.35 $10.02 $14.26 $18.12 $21.14
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 $7,714 $15,427 $23,141 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,714 $15,427 $23,141
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 $6,960 $9,300 $9,300 $11,592 $7,200 $9,300 $9,300 $11,592 $6,960 $9,300 $9,300 $11,592
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 $22,491 $46,241 $58,456 $74,851 $36,110 $43,317 $49,431 $52,539 $35,870 $51,031 $64,858 $75,680
Annual taxes $3,646 $7,496 $9,477 $12,134 $5,854 $7,022 $8,013 $8,517 $5,815 $8,273 $10,514 $12,269
Required annual income before taxes $26,137 $53,737 $67,933 $86,985 $41,963 $50,339 $57,444 $61,056 $41,684 $59,304 $75,372 $87,949

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,982
Business & Financial Operations $60,391
Computer & Mathematical $70,089
Architecture & Engineering $63,204
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,631
Community & Social Service $39,387
Legal $78,539
Education, Training, & Library $48,134
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,354
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,304
Healthcare Support $28,052
Protective Service $48,124
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,226
Personal Care & Service $21,187
Sales & Related $24,870
Office & Administrative Support $34,068
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,674
Construction & Extraction $46,088
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,170
Production $35,142
Transportation & Material Moving $30,824