Living Wage Calculation for New York-Newark-Jersey City, 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 $22.71 $42.91 $54.20 $72.20 $32.13 $38.21 $44.33 $48.98 $15.53 $23.18 $30.16 $36.47
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

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 $3,891 $5,734 $8,613 $11,425 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934
Child Care $0 $13,248 $26,496 $39,743 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,248 $26,496 $39,743
Medical $2,741 $7,718 $7,505 $7,815 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604
Housing $18,347 $23,786 $23,786 $30,268 $20,122 $23,786 $23,786 $30,268 $18,347 $23,786 $23,786 $30,268
Transportation $4,244 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560
Civic $3,207 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603
Other $5,275 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128
Required annual income after taxes $37,828 $71,156 $89,872 $119,716 $53,517 $63,641 $73,512 $81,219 $51,742 $76,889 $100,008 $120,963
Annual taxes $9,410 $18,101 $22,863 $30,455 $13,312 $15,831 $18,701 $20,661 $12,871 $19,560 $25,441 $30,772
Required annual income before taxes $47,238 $89,258 $112,735 $150,171 $66,830 $79,472 $92,213 $101,881 $64,613 $96,449 $125,449 $151,734

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $167,220
Business & Financial Operations $96,022
Computer & Mathematical $110,510
Architecture & Engineering $95,786
Life, Physical, & Social Science $84,081
Community & Social Service $57,620
Legal $129,962
Education, Training, & Library $71,883
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $78,656
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $94,963
Healthcare Support $34,914
Protective Service $52,698
Food Preparation & Serving Related $32,710
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $38,820
Personal Care & Service $34,529
Sales & Related $42,757
Office & Administrative Support $48,706
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,983
Construction & Extraction $67,357
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $61,151
Production $39,644
Transportation & Material Moving $39,537