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 $12.76 $27.71 $32.09 $38.45 $19.43 $23.43 $25.94 $29.22 $9.56 $15.16 $17.36 $19.95
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 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $3,495 $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 $12,577 $16,041 $19,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,577 $16,041 $19,506
Medical $2,924 $7,686 $7,398 $7,518 $6,001 $7,398 $7,518 $7,420 $6,001 $7,398 $7,518 $7,420
Housing $10,088 $12,733 $12,733 $16,063 $10,636 $12,733 $12,733 $16,063 $10,088 $12,733 $12,733 $16,063
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 $23,297 $50,579 $58,578 $70,178 $35,465 $42,764 $47,353 $53,336 $34,917 $55,341 $63,394 $72,842
Annual taxes $3,250 $7,056 $8,172 $9,790 $4,947 $5,966 $6,606 $7,440 $4,871 $7,720 $8,844 $10,161
Required annual income before taxes $26,547 $57,634 $66,750 $79,968 $40,412 $48,729 $53,959 $60,777 $39,788 $63,061 $72,238 $83,004

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,803
Business & Financial Operations $68,582
Computer & Mathematical $85,334
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,597
Community & Social Service $39,877
Legal $50,174
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $56,069
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,731
Healthcare Support $33,148
Protective Service $48,527
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,432
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,098
Personal Care & Service $29,183
Sales & Related $26,795
Office & Administrative Support $37,356
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $50,062
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,988
Production $37,925
Transportation & Material Moving $34,205