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 $15.97 $31.34 $40.89 $54.24 $23.28 $27.58 $30.20 $34.49 $11.21 $16.86 $21.82 $27.62
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40

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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $10,602 $23,215 $35,828 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,602 $23,215 $35,828
Medical $2,338 $6,811 $6,468 $6,550 $5,469 $6,468 $6,550 $6,269 $5,469 $6,468 $6,550 $6,269
Housing $15,449 $20,273 $20,273 $26,007 $17,033 $20,273 $20,273 $26,007 $15,449 $20,273 $20,273 $26,007
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $27,942 $54,537 $71,042 $94,122 $40,602 $48,045 $52,572 $60,019 $39,018 $58,647 $75,787 $95,847
Annual taxes $5,267 $10,642 $14,009 $18,694 $7,827 $9,318 $10,241 $11,712 $7,606 $11,481 $14,977 $19,049
Required annual income before taxes $33,209 $65,179 $85,051 $112,816 $48,430 $57,363 $62,813 $71,731 $46,624 $70,127 $90,764 $114,896

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $149,318
Business & Financial Operations $87,091
Computer & Mathematical $100,588
Architecture & Engineering $85,260
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,306
Community & Social Service $51,364
Legal $122,901
Education, Training, & Library $62,309
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $69,305
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $87,677
Healthcare Support $26,808
Protective Service $43,628
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,802
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $33,310
Personal Care & Service $26,304
Sales & Related $32,065
Office & Administrative Support $41,221
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,654
Construction & Extraction $65,951
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,802
Production $33,135
Transportation & Material Moving $35,357