Living Wage Calculation for Pittsburgh, PA

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 $10.89 $22.82 $28.06 $35.23 $17.45 $20.93 $23.41 $25.82 $8.43 $12.54 $15.33 $18.09
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,567 $13,236 $18,905
Medical $2,321 $6,689 $6,345 $6,427 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147 $5,283 $6,345 $6,427 $6,147
Housing $7,404 $10,549 $10,549 $13,237 $8,470 $10,549 $10,549 $13,237 $7,404 $10,549 $10,549 $13,237
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 $19,879 $41,656 $51,217 $64,307 $31,854 $38,199 $42,726 $47,127 $30,788 $45,766 $55,962 $66,032
Annual taxes $2,773 $5,811 $7,145 $8,971 $4,444 $5,329 $5,960 $6,574 $4,295 $6,384 $7,807 $9,211
Required annual income before taxes $22,653 $47,467 $58,361 $73,278 $36,297 $43,528 $48,686 $53,701 $35,083 $52,150 $63,769 $75,243

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,077
Business & Financial Operations $65,941
Computer & Mathematical $76,742
Architecture & Engineering $77,534
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,633
Community & Social Service $39,924
Legal $81,382
Education, Training, & Library $55,767
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,632
Healthcare Support $30,429
Protective Service $33,392
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,564
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,047
Personal Care & Service $23,887
Sales & Related $27,261
Office & Administrative Support $34,976
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,084
Construction & Extraction $50,623
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,379
Production $38,824
Transportation & Material Moving $33,053