Living Wage Calculation for Bangor, ME

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 $11.52 $23.75 $28.41 $35.11 $18.24 $21.99 $24.64 $27.20 $25.49 $9.06 $13.08 $15.59 $18.06
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

*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 $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $7,114 $11,168 $15,223 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,114 $11,168 $15,223
Medical $2,338 $6,832 $6,488 $6,570 $5,595 $6,488 $6,570 $6,290 $5,595 $6,488 $6,570 $6,290
Housing $7,650 $10,183 $10,183 $12,764 $7,874 $10,183 $10,183 $12,764 $7,650 $10,183 $10,183 $12,764
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,144 $40,980 $48,926 $60,295 $31,570 $37,976 $42,503 $46,797 $31,346 $45,090 $53,671 $62,020
Annual taxes $3,827 $8,421 $10,161 $12,728 $6,366 $7,763 $8,755 $9,772 $6,335 $9,321 $11,200 $13,106
Required annual income before taxes $23,971 $49,401 $59,087 $73,023 $37,936 $45,740 $51,258 $56,569 $53,015 $37,681 $54,412 $64,872 $75,125

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,775
Business & Financial Operations $56,322
Computer & Mathematical $58,760
Architecture & Engineering $60,026
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,825
Community & Social Service $46,179
Legal $55,695
Education, Training, & Library $44,595
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,273
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,220
Healthcare Support $28,999
Protective Service $35,954
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,068
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,685
Personal Care & Service $23,774
Sales & Related $24,689
Office & Administrative Support $32,970
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,318
Construction & Extraction $38,844
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,994
Production $33,351
Transportation & Material Moving $32,178