Living Wage Calculation for St. Mary's 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 $12.18 $25.25 $29.34 $37.71 $19.45 $23.00 $25.57 $29.79 $9.72 $13.70 $16.01 $19.15
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 $3,022 $4,457 $6,704 $8,887 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835
Child Care $0 $7,977 $11,710 $15,443 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,977 $11,710 $15,443
Medical $2,321 $6,356 $6,145 $6,209 $4,996 $6,145 $6,209 $6,176 $4,996 $6,145 $6,209 $6,176
Housing $9,828 $14,592 $14,592 $21,216 $12,312 $14,592 $14,592 $21,216 $12,312 $14,592 $14,592 $21,216
Transportation $4,697 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037
Other $2,253 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838
Required annual income after taxes $22,121 $45,853 $53,295 $68,486 $35,319 $41,779 $46,435 $54,103 $35,319 $49,756 $58,146 $69,546
Annual taxes $3,212 $6,658 $7,738 $9,944 $5,128 $6,066 $6,742 $7,856 $5,128 $7,225 $8,443 $10,098
Required annual income before taxes $25,333 $52,511 $61,034 $78,431 $40,447 $47,845 $53,178 $61,958 $40,447 $56,981 $66,588 $79,644

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,160
Business & Financial Operations $73,230
Computer & Mathematical $91,770
Architecture & Engineering $87,310
Life, Physical, & Social Science $76,600
Community & Social Service $45,560
Legal $65,890
Education, Training, & Library $53,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,520
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,980
Healthcare Support $28,770
Protective Service $42,000
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,170
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,320
Personal Care & Service $22,610
Sales & Related $25,450
Office & Administrative Support $35,650
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,770
Construction & Extraction $41,960
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,990
Production $34,640
Transportation & Material Moving $31,750