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 (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 $13.82 $28.31 $32.67 $40.70 $21.62 $25.75 $28.29 $32.25 $29.77 $10.81 $15.29 $17.66 $20.75
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 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $8,452 $12,324 $16,195 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,452 $12,324 $16,195
Medical $2,479 $7,633 $7,289 $7,372 $5,740 $7,289 $7,372 $7,091 $5,740 $7,289 $7,372 $7,091
Housing $11,256 $15,948 $15,948 $21,504 $13,512 $15,948 $15,948 $21,504 $13,512 $15,948 $15,948 $21,504
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $24,175 $49,566 $57,209 $71,277 $37,861 $45,073 $49,536 $56,473 $37,861 $53,525 $61,860 $72,668
Annual taxes $4,577 $9,323 $10,752 $13,380 $7,106 $8,483 $9,317 $10,612 $7,106 $10,063 $11,622 $13,640
Required annual income before taxes $28,753 $58,889 $67,962 $84,657 $44,967 $53,556 $58,853 $67,085 $61,931 $44,967 $63,589 $73,482 $86,308

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $120,175
Business & Financial Operations $77,493
Computer & Mathematical $98,592
Architecture & Engineering $93,973
Life, Physical, & Social Science $84,036
Community & Social Service $48,730
Legal $69,263
Education, Training, & Library $58,678
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,378
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $75,395
Healthcare Support $31,736
Protective Service $46,621
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,231
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,364
Personal Care & Service $24,658
Sales & Related $27,960
Office & Administrative Support $38,525
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,441
Construction & Extraction $46,508
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,891
Production $36,231
Transportation & Material Moving $35,357