Living Wage Calculation for Cumberland County, Maine

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.01 $23.39 $27.66 $34.39 $18.08 $21.88 $24.05 $27.78 $8.59 $12.82 $14.98 $17.92
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,435 $5,065 $7,611 $10,104 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318 $6,297 $7,841 $10,111 $12,318
Child Care $0 $6,647 $10,430 $14,214 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,647 $10,430 $14,214
Medical $2,226 $6,518 $6,346 $6,207 $4,932 $6,346 $6,207 $6,431 $4,932 $6,346 $6,207 $6,431
Housing $7,929 $11,871 $11,871 $15,895 $9,511 $11,871 $11,871 $15,895 $7,929 $11,871 $11,871 $15,895
Transportation $3,542 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182 $7,002 $8,003 $8,947 $9,182
Other $2,281 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141 $4,128 $4,495 $5,246 $5,141
Required annual income after taxes $19,413 $41,231 $48,756 $60,614 $31,870 $38,555 $42,382 $48,968 $30,288 $45,202 $52,813 $63,182
Annual taxes $3,498 $7,430 $8,786 $10,923 $5,743 $6,948 $7,637 $8,824 $5,458 $8,145 $9,517 $11,385
Required annual income before taxes $22,911 $48,661 $57,542 $71,537 $37,613 $45,503 $50,020 $57,792 $35,746 $53,348 $62,330 $74,567

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,640
Business & Financial Operations $55,420
Computer & Mathematical $62,220
Architecture & Engineering $68,580
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,820
Community & Social Service $37,680
Legal $56,080
Education, Training, & Library $41,310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,950
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,940
Healthcare Support $25,920
Protective Service $33,470
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,170
Personal Care & Service $21,500
Sales & Related $23,280
Office & Administrative Support $30,730
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,480
Construction & Extraction $36,650
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,020
Production $34,410
Transportation & Material Moving $29,240