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 $11.39 $26.04 $36.08 $47.77 $18.43 $22.56 $25.21 $28.21 $9.05 $14.40 $19.44 $24.66
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 $6,672 $9,432 $9,432 $11,820 $7,296 $9,432 $9,432 $11,820 $6,672 $9,432 $9,432 $11,820
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 $19,550 $44,779 $62,135 $82,149 $31,680 $38,765 $43,354 $48,395 $31,056 $49,541 $66,951 $84,813
Annual taxes $4,148 $9,379 $12,920 $17,204 $6,661 $8,153 $9,089 $10,288 $6,574 $10,351 $13,903 $17,753
Required annual income before taxes $23,699 $54,158 $75,055 $99,353 $38,341 $46,917 $52,443 $58,683 $37,630 $59,891 $80,854 $102,566

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,173
Business & Financial Operations $60,765
Computer & Mathematical $74,519
Architecture & Engineering $76,826
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,637
Community & Social Service $35,384
Legal $99,138
Education, Training, & Library $54,443
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,643
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,006
Healthcare Support $29,702
Protective Service $55,907
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,924
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,290
Personal Care & Service $27,801
Sales & Related $25,839
Office & Administrative Support $34,367
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,917
Construction & Extraction $46,728
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,042
Production $34,256
Transportation & Material Moving $31,348