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 $11.26 $25.36 $34.91 $46.42 $17.90 $21.60 $24.22 $26.67 $8.85 $13.87 $18.83 $23.71
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 $6,852 $9,360 $9,360 $11,736 $7,200 $9,360 $9,360 $11,736 $6,852 $9,360 $9,360 $11,736
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 $19,345 $43,624 $60,129 $79,852 $30,769 $37,132 $41,659 $45,748 $30,421 $47,734 $64,874 $81,576
Annual taxes $4,068 $9,120 $12,487 $16,703 $6,456 $7,795 $8,719 $9,721 $6,407 $9,958 $13,455 $17,058
Required annual income before taxes $23,413 $52,744 $72,616 $96,555 $37,225 $44,928 $50,378 $55,469 $36,828 $57,693 $78,329 $98,635

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,442
Business & Financial Operations $61,558
Computer & Mathematical $75,436
Architecture & Engineering $75,960
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,556
Community & Social Service $46,354
Legal $112,634
Education, Training, & Library $52,794
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,225
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,433
Healthcare Support $27,878
Protective Service $55,417
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,362
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,895
Personal Care & Service $24,761
Sales & Related $25,162
Office & Administrative Support $33,732
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,184
Construction & Extraction $46,179
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,529
Production $32,950
Transportation & Material Moving $31,880