Living Wage Calculation for Oxford 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 $10.20 $21.43 $25.77 $32.37 $16.53 $19.91 $22.54 $25.07 $8.26 $11.87 $14.27 $16.62
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 $3,509 $5,176 $7,786 $10,321 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583 $6,434 $8,011 $10,339 $12,583
Child Care $0 $6,648 $10,432 $14,216 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,648 $10,432 $14,216
Medical $2,128 $6,616 $6,405 $6,469 $5,195 $6,405 $6,469 $6,436 $5,195 $6,405 $6,469 $6,436
Housing $6,252 $8,364 $8,364 $11,280 $6,648 $8,364 $8,364 $11,280 $6,648 $8,364 $8,364 $11,280
Transportation $3,764 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845 $6,855 $7,901 $9,258 $8,845
Other $2,096 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502 $3,644 $3,987 $4,819 $4,502
Required annual income after taxes $17,750 $37,303 $44,874 $56,362 $28,776 $34,668 $39,249 $43,646 $28,776 $41,315 $49,681 $57,861
Annual taxes $3,456 $7,263 $8,737 $10,974 $5,603 $6,750 $7,642 $8,498 $5,603 $8,044 $9,673 $11,266
Required annual income before taxes $21,206 $44,566 $53,611 $67,336 $34,378 $41,417 $46,891 $52,143 $34,378 $49,359 $59,353 $69,127

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,870
Business & Financial Operations $56,750
Computer & Mathematical $64,020
Architecture & Engineering $68,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,270
Community & Social Service $38,620
Legal $59,020
Education, Training, & Library $42,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,790
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,410
Healthcare Support $26,050
Protective Service $34,160
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,390
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,620
Personal Care & Service $21,500
Sales & Related $23,620
Office & Administrative Support $31,330
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,940
Construction & Extraction $37,530
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,420
Production $34,550
Transportation & Material Moving $30,030