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 $10.93 $23.07 $28.71 $35.92 $17.44 $21.47 $23.98 $26.85 $8.65 $12.84 $15.68 $18.69
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 $7,296 $9,744 $9,744 $12,324 $7,572 $9,744 $9,744 $12,324 $7,296 $9,744 $9,744 $12,324
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 $19,944 $42,113 $52,411 $65,559 $31,838 $39,183 $43,773 $49,006 $31,562 $46,875 $57,227 $68,223
Annual taxes $2,782 $5,875 $7,311 $9,145 $4,441 $5,466 $6,106 $6,836 $4,403 $6,539 $7,983 $9,517
Required annual income before taxes $22,726 $47,988 $59,722 $74,704 $36,279 $44,649 $49,879 $55,842 $35,965 $53,414 $65,210 $77,740

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,917
Business & Financial Operations $56,862
Computer & Mathematical $68,023
Architecture & Engineering $63,083
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,710
Community & Social Service $39,460
Legal $66,102
Education, Training, & Library $47,805
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,470
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,882
Healthcare Support $28,553
Protective Service $44,227
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,858
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,922
Personal Care & Service $23,623
Sales & Related $23,674
Office & Administrative Support $31,653
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,846
Construction & Extraction $45,162
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,249
Production $34,428
Transportation & Material Moving $29,935