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 $11.62 $26.19 $35.74 $47.66 $18.68 $22.43 $25.05 $27.90 $9.03 $14.28 $19.24 $24.33
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 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40 $10.40

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 $10,602 $23,215 $35,828 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,602 $23,215 $35,828
Medical $2,338 $6,811 $6,468 $6,550 $5,469 $6,468 $6,550 $6,269 $5,469 $6,468 $6,550 $6,269
Housing $7,512 $10,872 $10,872 $13,992 $8,628 $10,872 $10,872 $13,992 $7,512 $10,872 $10,872 $13,992
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 $20,005 $45,136 $61,641 $82,108 $32,197 $38,644 $43,171 $48,004 $31,081 $49,246 $66,386 $83,832
Annual taxes $4,160 $9,331 $12,698 $17,018 $6,655 $8,006 $8,930 $10,035 $6,499 $10,169 $13,666 $17,373
Required annual income before taxes $24,165 $54,467 $74,339 $99,125 $38,852 $46,651 $52,101 $58,040 $37,580 $59,416 $80,052 $101,205

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,705
Business & Financial Operations $67,576
Computer & Mathematical $76,619
Architecture & Engineering $80,991
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,893
Community & Social Service $45,675
Legal $69,798
Education, Training, & Library $57,577
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,338
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,104
Healthcare Support $30,789
Protective Service $50,582
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,043
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,950
Personal Care & Service $25,060
Sales & Related $27,168
Office & Administrative Support $36,756
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,836
Construction & Extraction $48,298
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,560
Production $37,857
Transportation & Material Moving $34,945