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 $16.44 $32.29 $42.33 $55.88 $24.03 $28.80 $31.46 $36.33 $11.57 $17.52 $22.56 $28.71
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 $15,892 $20,838 $20,838 $26,631 $17,521 $20,838 $20,838 $26,631 $15,892 $20,838 $20,838 $26,631
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 $28,770 $56,184 $73,541 $96,961 $41,904 $50,171 $54,760 $63,206 $40,275 $60,947 $78,357 $99,624
Annual taxes $5,434 $10,970 $14,511 $19,270 $8,087 $9,744 $10,680 $12,354 $7,860 $11,942 $15,494 $19,819
Required annual income before taxes $34,204 $67,155 $88,052 $116,231 $49,991 $59,914 $65,440 $75,560 $48,135 $72,888 $93,851 $119,443

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $146,384
Business & Financial Operations $84,317
Computer & Mathematical $99,687
Architecture & Engineering $88,383
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,144
Community & Social Service $51,617
Legal $113,338
Education, Training, & Library $62,351
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $67,271
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $86,350
Healthcare Support $29,397
Protective Service $44,796
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,856
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,524
Personal Care & Service $27,811
Sales & Related $33,005
Office & Administrative Support $41,584
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,891
Construction & Extraction $62,219
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,321
Production $34,926
Transportation & Material Moving $35,923