Living Wage Calculation for Hancock 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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.33 $23.97 $28.13 $35.32 $18.57 $21.80 $24.85 $27.33 $16.83 $9.29 $12.96 $15.66 $18.07
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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 (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $7,070 $11,099 $15,129 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,070 $11,099 $15,129
Medical $2,367 $6,694 $6,413 $6,471 $5,462 $6,413 $6,471 $6,141 $5,462 $6,413 $6,471 $6,141
Housing $7,560 $10,824 $10,824 $13,620 $8,580 $10,824 $10,824 $13,620 $8,580 $10,824 $10,824 $13,620
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,658 $41,442 $48,580 $60,868 $32,150 $37,706 $42,954 $47,170 $32,150 $44,776 $54,053 $62,299
Annual taxes $3,911 $8,425 $9,937 $12,588 $6,482 $7,627 $8,738 $9,675 $6,482 $9,129 $11,096 $12,889
Required annual income before taxes $23,570 $49,867 $58,517 $73,456 $38,632 $45,334 $51,693 $56,845 $52,519 $38,632 $53,905 $65,149 $75,187

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,533
Business & Financial Operations $59,799
Computer & Mathematical $70,120
Architecture & Engineering $70,920
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,467
Community & Social Service $43,347
Legal $61,029
Education, Training, & Library $45,818
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,671
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,720
Healthcare Support $28,680
Protective Service $36,316
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,105
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,275
Personal Care & Service $23,288
Sales & Related $25,902
Office & Administrative Support $33,723
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,942
Construction & Extraction $39,944
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,907
Production $35,875
Transportation & Material Moving $31,457