Living Wage Calculation for Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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 $12.33 $26.22 $30.43 $37.28 $19.89 $24.15 $26.56 $29.96 $9.95 $14.28 $16.48 $19.17
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

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 $3,011 $4,431 $6,652 $8,834 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776
Child Care $0 $7,809 $11,313 $14,818 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,809 $11,313 $14,818
Medical $2,330 $6,951 $6,752 $6,720 $5,455 $6,752 $6,720 $6,835 $5,455 $6,752 $6,720 $6,835
Housing $9,996 $14,784 $14,784 $18,888 $11,820 $14,784 $14,784 $18,888 $11,820 $14,784 $14,784 $18,888
Transportation $4,290 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $21,773 $46,336 $53,776 $65,849 $35,157 $42,675 $46,938 $52,918 $35,157 $50,485 $58,251 $67,735
Annual taxes $3,873 $8,199 $9,519 $11,693 $6,224 $7,550 $8,306 $9,399 $6,224 $8,935 $10,313 $12,028
Required annual income before taxes $25,646 $54,535 $63,295 $77,542 $41,381 $50,225 $55,244 $62,317 $41,381 $59,420 $68,564 $79,763

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $112,280
Business & Financial Operations $73,550
Computer & Mathematical $92,550
Architecture & Engineering $89,120
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,590
Community & Social Service $45,830
Legal $65,250
Education, Training, & Library $54,300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,980
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,140
Healthcare Support $29,260
Protective Service $43,200
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,650
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,880
Personal Care & Service $23,150
Sales & Related $26,100
Office & Administrative Support $36,320
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,750
Construction & Extraction $43,120
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,170
Production $34,500
Transportation & Material Moving $32,730