Living Wage Calculation for Kingston, 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 $12.85 $28.82 $38.87 $51.39 $20.76 $25.34 $28.00 $31.84 $9.77 $15.79 $20.83 $26.47
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 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10

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 $10,776 $23,597 $36,418 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,776 $23,597 $36,418
Medical $2,593 $6,988 $6,700 $6,820 $5,556 $6,700 $6,820 $6,721 $5,556 $6,700 $6,820 $6,721
Housing $9,324 $14,520 $14,520 $18,444 $11,544 $14,520 $14,520 $18,444 $9,324 $14,520 $14,520 $18,444
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 $22,202 $49,867 $67,223 $88,773 $35,928 $43,853 $48,442 $55,019 $33,708 $54,629 $72,039 $91,437
Annual taxes $4,518 $10,089 $13,630 $18,128 $7,254 $8,862 $9,799 $11,212 $6,944 $11,061 $14,612 $18,677
Required annual income before taxes $26,720 $59,956 $80,853 $106,901 $43,181 $52,715 $58,241 $66,231 $40,652 $65,689 $86,652 $110,114

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,019
Business & Financial Operations $62,168
Computer & Mathematical $67,698
Architecture & Engineering $67,525
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,993
Community & Social Service $54,067
Legal $64,201
Education, Training, & Library $53,945
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,586
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,212
Healthcare Support $30,881
Protective Service $59,637
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,612
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,196
Personal Care & Service $28,187
Sales & Related $25,432
Office & Administrative Support $36,817
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,153
Construction & Extraction $50,804
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,288
Production $34,855
Transportation & Material Moving $33,808