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 $10.83 $23.00 $27.16 $34.06 $17.78 $20.82 $23.87 $26.07 $16.18 $8.76 $12.47 $15.17 $17.45
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 $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 $3,467 $5,103 $7,680 $10,192 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428 $6,357 $7,905 $10,203 $12,428
Child Care $0 $7,070 $11,099 $15,129 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,070 $11,099 $15,129
Medical $2,367 $6,694 $6,413 $6,471 $5,462 $6,413 $6,471 $6,141 $5,462 $6,413 $6,471 $6,141
Housing $6,650 $9,039 $9,039 $11,328 $7,139 $9,039 $9,039 $11,328 $6,650 $9,039 $9,039 $11,328
Transportation $3,609 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361 $7,457 $7,828 $9,398 $9,361
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 $18,749 $39,657 $46,795 $58,576 $30,709 $35,921 $41,169 $44,877 $30,220 $42,991 $52,268 $60,006
Annual taxes $3,784 $8,176 $9,688 $12,268 $6,281 $7,378 $8,489 $9,356 $6,212 $8,880 $10,847 $12,569
Required annual income before taxes $22,533 $47,832 $56,483 $70,844 $36,990 $43,299 $49,658 $54,233 $50,485 $36,433 $51,871 $63,115 $72,575

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,967
Business & Financial Operations $54,745
Computer & Mathematical $64,186
Architecture & Engineering $52,337
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,968
Community & Social Service $43,235
Legal $51,148
Education, Training, & Library $43,768
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,989
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,248
Healthcare Support $27,491
Protective Service $32,441
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,049
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,170
Personal Care & Service $23,278
Sales & Related $23,380
Office & Administrative Support $32,144
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,080
Construction & Extraction $37,454
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,764
Production $30,976
Transportation & Material Moving $31,386