Living Wage Calculation for Sagadahoc 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 $11.65 $24.13 $28.78 $36.13 $19.11 $22.37 $25.02 $28.22 $25.87 $9.56 $13.27 $15.78 $18.57
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $7,114 $11,168 $15,223 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,114 $11,168 $15,223
Medical $2,338 $6,832 $6,488 $6,570 $5,595 $6,488 $6,570 $6,290 $5,595 $6,488 $6,570 $6,290
Housing $7,884 $10,872 $10,872 $14,628 $9,468 $10,872 $10,872 $14,628 $9,468 $10,872 $10,872 $14,628
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,377 $41,669 $49,615 $62,159 $33,164 $38,665 $43,192 $48,661 $33,164 $45,779 $54,360 $63,884
Annual taxes $3,860 $8,517 $10,257 $12,988 $6,588 $7,859 $8,851 $10,032 $6,588 $9,417 $11,297 $13,366
Required annual income before taxes $24,237 $50,186 $59,872 $75,147 $39,752 $46,524 $52,043 $58,693 $53,800 $39,752 $55,196 $65,656 $77,249

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,085
Business & Financial Operations $62,073
Computer & Mathematical $71,917
Architecture & Engineering $73,862
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,701
Community & Social Service $44,636
Legal $60,591
Education, Training, & Library $46,251
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,699
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,356
Healthcare Support $29,802
Protective Service $37,723
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,529
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,135
Personal Care & Service $24,586
Sales & Related $26,387
Office & Administrative Support $34,915
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,758
Construction & Extraction $40,881
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,895
Production $37,517
Transportation & Material Moving $32,363