Living Wage Calculation for Utica-Rome, 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 $15.92 $31.45 $40.15 $52.91 $24.55 $29.66 $35.59 $37.72 $12.14 $17.45 $23.13 $26.83
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 $8,714 $17,427 $26,141 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,714 $17,427 $26,141
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 $7,044 $9,552 $9,552 $11,880 $7,500 $9,552 $9,552 $11,880 $7,044 $9,552 $9,552 $11,880
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 $26,525 $52,388 $66,570 $87,726 $40,895 $49,407 $59,278 $62,832 $40,439 $58,121 $76,705 $88,973
Annual taxes $6,598 $13,032 $16,935 $22,317 $10,173 $12,290 $14,745 $15,629 $10,059 $14,458 $19,513 $22,634
Required annual income before taxes $33,123 $65,420 $83,504 $110,043 $51,068 $61,697 $74,023 $78,461 $50,498 $72,579 $96,218 $111,606

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,111
Business & Financial Operations $66,008
Computer & Mathematical $82,016
Architecture & Engineering $81,973
Life, Physical, & Social Science $73,220
Community & Social Service $50,697
Legal $92,780
Education, Training, & Library $56,796
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,219
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,299
Healthcare Support $32,068
Protective Service $63,205
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,506
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,526
Personal Care & Service $28,483
Sales & Related $30,773
Office & Administrative Support $40,029
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $46,588
Construction & Extraction $49,060
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,701
Production $38,060
Transportation & Material Moving $36,969