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 $13.08 $26.83 $33.91 $43.68 $21.00 $24.94 $28.36 $30.46 $10.28 $14.75 $18.74 $22.07
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 $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 $3,690 $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 $8,166 $16,331 $24,497 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,166 $16,331 $24,497
Medical $2,729 $7,180 $6,868 $7,008 $5,522 $6,868 $7,008 $6,661 $5,522 $6,868 $7,008 $6,661
Housing $7,872 $10,630 $10,630 $13,572 $8,684 $10,630 $10,630 $13,572 $7,872 $10,630 $10,630 $13,572
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 $23,403 $48,023 $60,691 $78,187 $37,593 $44,647 $50,761 $54,519 $36,782 $52,813 $67,092 $79,016
Annual taxes $3,794 $7,785 $9,839 $12,675 $6,094 $7,238 $8,229 $8,838 $5,963 $8,562 $10,877 $12,810
Required annual income before taxes $27,197 $55,808 $70,530 $90,863 $43,688 $51,885 $58,990 $63,358 $42,744 $61,375 $77,969 $91,826

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,262
Business & Financial Operations $69,629
Computer & Mathematical $79,890
Architecture & Engineering $77,987
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,452
Community & Social Service $43,040
Legal $80,422
Education, Training, & Library $59,204
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,201
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,733
Healthcare Support $29,167
Protective Service $36,339
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,814
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,870
Personal Care & Service $23,898
Sales & Related $30,016
Office & Administrative Support $37,843
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,671
Construction & Extraction $54,887
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,728
Production $40,513
Transportation & Material Moving $33,218