Living Wage Calculation for Syracuse, 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 $11.68 $26.51 $36.56 $48.44 $18.96 $23.03 $25.69 $28.89 $9.19 $14.63 $19.67 $24.99
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 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10 $11.10

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 $10,776 $23,597 $36,418 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,776 $23,597 $36,418
Medical $2,593 $6,988 $6,700 $6,820 $5,556 $6,700 $6,820 $6,721 $5,556 $6,700 $6,820 $6,721
Housing $7,188 $10,296 $10,296 $13,056 $8,256 $10,296 $10,296 $13,056 $7,188 $10,296 $10,296 $13,056
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 $20,066 $45,643 $62,999 $83,385 $32,640 $39,629 $44,218 $49,631 $31,572 $50,405 $67,815 $86,049
Annual taxes $4,220 $9,500 $13,041 $17,376 $6,795 $8,273 $9,209 $10,460 $6,646 $10,471 $14,023 $17,925
Required annual income before taxes $24,287 $55,142 $76,040 $100,762 $39,435 $47,902 $53,428 $60,091 $38,218 $60,876 $81,838 $103,974

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,178
Business & Financial Operations $65,726
Computer & Mathematical $79,957
Architecture & Engineering $79,398
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,562
Community & Social Service $46,291
Legal $70,646
Education, Training, & Library $58,092
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,667
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,465
Healthcare Support $31,176
Protective Service $51,312
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,955
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,417
Personal Care & Service $25,737
Sales & Related $27,404
Office & Administrative Support $36,848
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $45,000
Construction & Extraction $49,442
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,029
Production $37,274
Transportation & Material Moving $34,896