Living Wage Calculation for Pittsfield, MA

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 $12.33 $26.62 $30.62 $36.77 $18.79 $22.09 $24.57 $27.20 $9.23 $14.44 $16.61 $18.86
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 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $3,477 $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 $12,373 $15,781 $19,189 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,373 $15,781 $19,189
Medical $2,660 $7,195 $6,851 $6,934 $5,895 $6,851 $6,934 $6,653 $5,895 $6,851 $6,934 $6,653
Housing $9,697 $12,173 $12,173 $15,263 $10,299 $12,173 $12,173 $15,263 $9,697 $12,173 $12,173 $15,263
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 $22,512 $48,592 $55,892 $67,123 $34,294 $40,329 $44,856 $49,658 $33,692 $52,702 $60,637 $68,847
Annual taxes $3,140 $6,779 $7,797 $9,364 $4,784 $5,626 $6,257 $6,927 $4,700 $7,352 $8,459 $9,604
Required annual income before taxes $25,652 $55,371 $63,689 $76,486 $39,078 $45,955 $51,114 $56,586 $38,392 $60,054 $69,096 $78,452

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,863
Business & Financial Operations $67,648
Computer & Mathematical $83,707
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,868
Community & Social Service $43,772
Legal $70,200
Education, Training, & Library $44,471
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,606
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,125
Healthcare Support $33,083
Protective Service $51,580
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,926
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,656
Personal Care & Service $29,308
Sales & Related $25,656
Office & Administrative Support $36,561
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $47,804
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,197
Production $36,838
Transportation & Material Moving $30,563