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 $10.39 $22.24 $27.57 $34.18 $17.11 $21.44 $23.99 $26.50 $12.68 $8.25 $12.68 $15.13 $17.56
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 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

*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 $3,464 $5,244 $7,806 $10,314 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541 $6,351 $8,037 $10,321 $12,541
Child Care $0 $6,734 $10,776 $14,818 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,734 $10,776 $14,818
Medical $2,164 $6,450 $6,163 $6,324 $5,111 $6,163 $6,324 $6,182 $5,111 $6,163 $6,324 $6,182
Housing $6,481 $9,451 $9,451 $12,136 $7,580 $9,451 $9,451 $12,136 $6,481 $9,451 $9,451 $12,136
Transportation $3,568 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687 $6,775 $8,850 $9,655 $9,687
Other $2,355 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246 $3,841 $4,625 $5,760 $5,246
Required annual income after taxes $18,033 $38,495 $47,672 $59,007 $29,658 $37,126 $41,511 $45,793 $28,559 $43,860 $52,287 $60,611
Annual taxes $3,575 $7,757 $9,674 $12,088 $5,927 $7,471 $8,387 $9,328 $5,776 $8,878 $10,639 $12,423
Required annual income before taxes $21,608 $46,252 $57,346 $71,095 $35,584 $44,598 $49,898 $55,121 $52,739 $34,335 $52,739 $62,925 $73,034

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,390
Business & Financial Operations $53,810
Computer & Mathematical $57,180
Architecture & Engineering $55,820
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,410
Community & Social Service $39,320
Legal $49,570
Education, Training, & Library $42,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,620
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,640
Healthcare Support $26,130
Protective Service $30,830
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,440
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,220
Personal Care & Service $21,860
Sales & Related $21,970
Office & Administrative Support $30,630
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,160
Construction & Extraction $36,290
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,180
Production $29,960
Transportation & Material Moving $31,770