Living Wage Calculation for Gettysburg, 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 $11.00 $23.22 $28.46 $36.12 $17.71 $21.33 $23.81 $26.70 $8.49 $12.74 $15.53 $18.53
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 $7,608 $11,280 $11,280 $14,856 $8,952 $11,280 $11,280 $14,856 $7,608 $11,280 $11,280 $14,856
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 $20,084 $42,387 $51,948 $65,926 $32,336 $38,930 $43,457 $48,746 $30,992 $46,497 $56,693 $67,651
Annual taxes $2,802 $5,913 $7,247 $9,197 $4,511 $5,431 $6,062 $6,800 $4,323 $6,486 $7,909 $9,437
Required annual income before taxes $22,885 $48,300 $59,194 $75,123 $36,847 $44,361 $49,519 $55,546 $35,315 $52,983 $64,602 $77,088

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,202
Business & Financial Operations $61,661
Computer & Mathematical $66,990
Architecture & Engineering $63,297
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,070
Community & Social Service $42,897
Legal $59,048
Education, Training, & Library $49,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,969
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,717
Healthcare Support $31,746
Protective Service $54,635
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,348
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,195
Personal Care & Service $25,224
Sales & Related $23,753
Office & Administrative Support $33,629
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,895
Construction & Extraction $44,296
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,928
Production $36,396
Transportation & Material Moving $35,275