Living Wage Calculation for Glens Falls, 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 $14.37 $30.05 $38.24 $49.50 $23.04 $27.56 $31.25 $33.74 $11.22 $16.47 $21.06 $25.00
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 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80

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 $8,907 $17,814 $26,720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,907 $17,814 $26,720
Medical $2,935 $7,325 $7,013 $7,153 $5,709 $7,013 $7,153 $6,806 $5,709 $7,013 $7,153 $6,806
Housing $8,052 $11,472 $11,472 $14,772 $9,048 $11,472 $11,472 $14,772 $8,052 $11,472 $11,472 $14,772
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 $23,789 $49,751 $63,160 $81,755 $38,145 $45,634 $51,748 $55,864 $37,149 $54,541 $69,562 $82,584
Annual taxes $6,097 $12,750 $16,387 $21,211 $9,776 $11,695 $13,262 $14,317 $9,521 $13,978 $18,047 $21,426
Required annual income before taxes $29,885 $62,502 $79,547 $102,966 $47,921 $57,329 $65,010 $70,181 $46,669 $68,519 $87,609 $104,010

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,537
Business & Financial Operations $60,830
Computer & Mathematical $75,337
Architecture & Engineering $74,120
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,739
Community & Social Service $43,295
Legal $82,529
Education, Training, & Library $54,334
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $0
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,314
Healthcare Support $28,072
Protective Service $56,534
Food Preparation & Serving Related $28,328
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,116
Personal Care & Service $28,165
Sales & Related $28,778
Office & Administrative Support $36,369
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,533
Construction & Extraction $45,914
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,124
Production $37,638
Transportation & Material Moving $33,270