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 $11.46 $23.36 $29.00 $36.74 $17.86 $21.76 $24.27 $27.67 $8.91 $12.98 $15.82 $19.10
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 $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 $3,495 $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 $7,692 $13,454 $19,217 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,692 $13,454 $19,217
Medical $2,362 $7,095 $6,806 $6,927 $5,438 $6,806 $6,927 $6,828 $5,438 $6,806 $6,927 $6,828
Housing $8,268 $10,272 $10,272 $13,824 $8,328 $10,272 $10,272 $13,824 $8,268 $10,272 $10,272 $13,824
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 $20,916 $42,641 $52,939 $67,059 $32,594 $39,711 $44,301 $50,506 $32,534 $47,403 $57,755 $69,723
Annual taxes $2,918 $5,948 $7,385 $9,355 $4,547 $5,540 $6,180 $7,046 $4,538 $6,613 $8,057 $9,726
Required annual income before taxes $23,833 $48,590 $60,324 $76,414 $37,140 $45,251 $50,481 $57,551 $37,072 $54,016 $65,812 $79,449

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,904
Business & Financial Operations $53,162
Computer & Mathematical $64,272
Architecture & Engineering $65,187
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,985
Community & Social Service $44,756
Legal $58,722
Education, Training, & Library $59,749
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,245
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,191
Healthcare Support $29,702
Protective Service $39,653
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,011
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,056
Personal Care & Service $23,582
Sales & Related $23,796
Office & Administrative Support $31,928
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $44,156
Construction & Extraction $44,136
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,154
Production $36,014
Transportation & Material Moving $33,148