Annual Living Wage in Tompkins County Rises
According to the Alternatives Federal Credit Living Wage Study released Friday, the wage necessary to live in Ithaca has increased by more than 7 percent since 2004. A living wage is considered $20,450 a year, or $9.43 an hour, for a 40-hour work week. This wage represents an annual increase of $1,348.08 since 2004. Forty-one of the 2,321 employers in Tompkins Country are certified as living wage employers, according to the Ithaca Journal.