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 $14.09 $29.83 $38.21 $49.31 $22.81 $27.16 $30.85 $32.99 $11.08 $16.36 $21.05 $24.91
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80 $11.80

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 $3,690 $5,424 $8,118 $10,793 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174
Child Care $0 $9,219 $18,438 $27,656 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,219 $18,438 $27,656
Medical $2,935 $7,325 $7,013 $7,153 $5,709 $7,013 $7,153 $6,806 $5,709 $7,013 $7,153 $6,806
Housing $7,596 $10,800 $10,800 $13,524 $8,676 $10,800 $10,800 $13,524 $7,596 $10,800 $10,800 $13,524
Transportation $4,332 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684
Civic $1,702 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743
Other $3,078 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684
Required annual income after taxes $23,333 $49,392 $63,112 $81,444 $37,773 $44,962 $51,076 $54,616 $36,693 $54,181 $69,514 $82,272
Annual taxes $5,980 $12,658 $16,374 $21,130 $9,680 $11,523 $13,090 $13,997 $9,404 $13,886 $18,035 $21,345
Required annual income before taxes $29,313 $62,050 $79,486 $102,574 $47,453 $56,485 $64,166 $68,613 $46,096 $68,067 $87,549 $103,618

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,579
Business & Financial Operations $67,951
Computer & Mathematical $79,307
Architecture & Engineering $80,227
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,577
Community & Social Service $46,436
Legal $74,928
Education, Training, & Library $59,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,137
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,854
Healthcare Support $29,893
Protective Service $57,127
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,569
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,922
Personal Care & Service $27,878
Sales & Related $28,604
Office & Administrative Support $38,958
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,991
Construction & Extraction $49,516
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,186
Production $39,050
Transportation & Material Moving $33,648