Living Wage Calculation for State College, 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 $17.11 $30.72 $38.05 $50.41 $25.45 $29.89 $35.61 $38.67 $12.65 $17.02 $21.96 $25.57
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 $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 $3,891 $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 $7,168 $14,336 $21,503 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,168 $14,336 $21,503
Medical $2,417 $7,350 $7,137 $7,447 $5,497 $7,137 $7,447 $7,236 $5,497 $7,137 $7,447 $7,236
Housing $10,380 $12,108 $12,108 $16,164 $10,620 $12,108 $12,108 $16,164 $10,380 $12,108 $12,108 $16,164
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 $29,537 $53,030 $65,667 $87,004 $43,921 $51,595 $61,466 $66,748 $43,681 $58,763 $75,802 $88,251
Annual taxes $6,058 $10,877 $13,469 $17,845 $9,009 $10,583 $12,607 $13,691 $8,959 $12,053 $15,548 $18,101
Required annual income before taxes $35,596 $63,907 $79,136 $104,850 $52,929 $62,178 $74,073 $80,438 $52,640 $70,816 $91,350 $106,352

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,469
Business & Financial Operations $69,411
Computer & Mathematical $78,848
Architecture & Engineering $83,246
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,106
Community & Social Service $54,484
Legal $63,804
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,426
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,699
Healthcare Support $31,319
Protective Service $51,649
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,717
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,014
Personal Care & Service $25,584
Sales & Related $27,799
Office & Administrative Support $38,905
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,809
Construction & Extraction $50,675
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,712
Production $38,916
Transportation & Material Moving $32,421