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 $12.25 $25.70 $30.74 $38.24 $19.49 $23.50 $25.59 $29.15 $9.23 $13.92 $16.47 $19.76
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

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 $2,958 $4,362 $6,554 $8,701 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608
Child Care $0 $7,874 $13,345 $18,816 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,874 $13,345 $18,816
Medical $2,254 $6,235 $6,064 $5,924 $4,772 $6,064 $5,924 $6,149 $4,772 $6,064 $5,924 $6,149
Housing $10,164 $15,024 $15,024 $19,188 $12,012 $15,024 $15,024 $19,188 $10,164 $15,024 $15,024 $19,188
Transportation $4,497 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $22,247 $46,680 $55,823 $69,447 $35,392 $42,676 $46,473 $52,950 $33,544 $50,550 $59,818 $71,766
Annual taxes $3,230 $6,778 $8,106 $10,084 $5,139 $6,197 $6,748 $7,688 $4,871 $7,340 $8,686 $10,420
Required annual income before taxes $25,477 $53,458 $63,929 $79,531 $40,531 $48,873 $53,221 $60,639 $38,414 $57,890 $68,504 $82,187

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,200
Business & Financial Operations $71,570
Computer & Mathematical $89,010
Architecture & Engineering $84,860
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,080
Community & Social Service $44,670
Legal $65,500
Education, Training, & Library $52,740
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,010
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,340
Healthcare Support $28,550
Protective Service $41,870
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,980
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,390
Personal Care & Service $23,000
Sales & Related $25,070
Office & Administrative Support $35,320
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,370
Construction & Extraction $40,840
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,770
Production $33,850
Transportation & Material Moving $31,440