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 $15.24 $33.26 $42.80 $55.92 $24.58 $29.44 $33.13 $36.15 $11.66 $18.08 $23.34 $28.21
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 $11,113 $22,226 $33,339 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,113 $22,226 $33,339
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 $9,504 $14,580 $14,580 $18,756 $11,604 $14,580 $14,580 $18,756 $9,504 $14,580 $14,580 $18,756
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 $25,241 $55,065 $70,680 $92,358 $40,701 $48,742 $54,856 $59,848 $38,601 $59,855 $77,082 $93,187
Annual taxes $6,469 $14,112 $18,338 $23,962 $10,431 $12,492 $14,059 $15,338 $9,893 $15,340 $19,999 $24,177
Required annual income before taxes $31,710 $69,178 $89,018 $116,320 $51,132 $61,234 $68,915 $75,186 $48,493 $75,195 $97,081 $117,364

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,207
Business & Financial Operations $64,360
Computer & Mathematical $70,181
Architecture & Engineering $69,823
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,803
Community & Social Service $55,173
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $56,800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,487
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,713
Healthcare Support $30,456
Protective Service $60,237
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,037
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,594
Personal Care & Service $29,269
Sales & Related $28,134
Office & Administrative Support $38,344
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,538
Construction & Extraction $51,429
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,262
Production $36,748
Transportation & Material Moving $32,533