Living Wage Calculation for Williamsport, PA

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 $15.85 $29.79 $37.19 $49.22 $24.08 $28.88 $34.60 $37.24 $12.02 $16.56 $21.53 $24.97
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $7,308 $14,617 $21,925 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,308 $14,617 $21,925
Medical $2,417 $7,350 $7,137 $7,447 $5,497 $7,137 $7,447 $7,236 $5,497 $7,137 $7,447 $7,236
Housing $8,208 $10,356 $10,356 $13,692 $8,256 $10,356 $10,356 $13,692 $8,208 $10,356 $10,356 $13,692
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 $27,365 $51,418 $64,196 $84,954 $41,557 $49,843 $59,714 $64,276 $41,509 $57,151 $74,331 $86,201
Annual taxes $5,613 $10,546 $13,167 $17,425 $8,524 $10,223 $12,248 $13,184 $8,514 $11,722 $15,246 $17,681
Required annual income before taxes $32,978 $61,965 $77,363 $102,379 $50,080 $60,066 $71,962 $77,459 $50,023 $68,873 $89,577 $103,881

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,199
Business & Financial Operations $62,017
Computer & Mathematical $69,518
Architecture & Engineering $72,942
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,458
Community & Social Service $49,520
Legal $66,661
Education, Training, & Library $68,437
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,811
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,701
Healthcare Support $30,324
Protective Service $48,332
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,155
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,563
Personal Care & Service $25,327
Sales & Related $26,226
Office & Administrative Support $37,343
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $50,162
Construction & Extraction $47,305
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,683
Production $39,323
Transportation & Material Moving $34,422