Living Wage Calculation for Wicomico 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 $11.55 $25.63 $29.44 $36.46 $18.77 $22.55 $25.52 $27.90 $17.71 $9.38 $13.68 $16.26 $18.55
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
Minimum Wage $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25 $9.25

*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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $8,400 $12,248 $16,095 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,400 $12,248 $16,095
Medical $2,507 $7,493 $7,212 $7,269 $5,607 $7,212 $7,269 $6,939 $5,607 $7,212 $7,269 $6,939
Housing $7,668 $11,352 $11,352 $14,316 $8,544 $11,352 $11,352 $14,316 $8,544 $11,352 $11,352 $14,316
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $20,053 $44,687 $51,351 $63,548 $32,673 $39,296 $44,498 $48,566 $32,673 $47,696 $56,746 $64,661
Annual taxes $3,964 $8,632 $9,882 $12,284 $6,366 $7,616 $8,592 $9,466 $6,366 $9,195 $10,894 $12,491
Required annual income before taxes $24,017 $53,319 $61,232 $75,831 $39,039 $46,913 $53,090 $58,033 $55,245 $39,039 $56,891 $67,640 $77,152

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $117,578
Business & Financial Operations $76,178
Computer & Mathematical $96,412
Architecture & Engineering $91,502
Life, Physical, & Social Science $82,707
Community & Social Service $48,021
Legal $67,414
Education, Training, & Library $57,421
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,417
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,513
Healthcare Support $30,771
Protective Service $46,094
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,177
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,189
Personal Care & Service $24,180
Sales & Related $27,675
Office & Administrative Support $37,812
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,794
Construction & Extraction $45,490
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,210
Production $35,281
Transportation & Material Moving $34,553