Living Wage Calculation for Rochester, 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 $16.70 $33.74 $43.25 $57.19 $25.83 $31.14 $37.07 $39.76 $12.53 $18.59 $24.68 $28.97
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20 $13.20

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 $3,891 $5,734 $8,613 $11,425 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934 $7,133 $8,878 $11,446 $13,934
Child Care $0 $10,054 $20,109 $30,163 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,054 $20,109 $30,163
Medical $2,741 $7,718 $7,505 $7,815 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604 $5,591 $7,505 $7,815 $7,604
Housing $8,339 $12,019 $12,019 $14,970 $9,621 $12,019 $12,019 $14,970 $8,339 $12,019 $12,019 $14,970
Transportation $4,244 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560 $7,531 $9,791 $11,565 $12,560
Civic $3,207 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603 $5,149 $6,361 $8,307 $6,603
Other $5,275 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128 $7,867 $7,197 $10,471 $10,128
Required annual income after taxes $27,820 $56,195 $71,718 $94,838 $43,016 $51,874 $61,745 $65,922 $41,734 $61,928 $81,854 $96,085
Annual taxes $6,920 $13,979 $18,244 $24,126 $10,700 $12,904 $15,359 $16,770 $10,381 $15,405 $20,823 $24,443
Required annual income before taxes $34,741 $70,173 $89,963 $118,964 $53,717 $64,777 $77,104 $82,691 $52,115 $77,333 $102,676 $120,528

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $121,220
Business & Financial Operations $73,370
Computer & Mathematical $82,454
Architecture & Engineering $85,076
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,666
Community & Social Service $50,151
Legal $85,868
Education, Training, & Library $60,680
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,606
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,095
Healthcare Support $32,228
Protective Service $58,850
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,874
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,586
Personal Care & Service $30,923
Sales & Related $32,507
Office & Administrative Support $41,612
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,084
Construction & Extraction $55,062
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,033
Production $40,403
Transportation & Material Moving $34,936