Living Wage Calculation for California-Lexington Park, MD

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 $13.18 $27.70 $31.50 $39.78 $21.19 $24.62 $27.59 $31.23 $19.08 $9.96 $14.71 $17.29 $20.21
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 $10,644 $15,120 $15,120 $20,388 $12,960 $15,120 $15,120 $20,388 $10,644 $15,120 $15,120 $20,388
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 $23,029 $48,455 $55,119 $69,620 $37,089 $43,064 $48,266 $54,638 $34,773 $51,464 $60,514 $70,733
Annual taxes $4,379 $9,157 $10,407 $13,131 $6,983 $8,142 $9,117 $10,314 $6,659 $9,721 $11,419 $13,338
Required annual income before taxes $27,408 $57,612 $65,526 $82,750 $44,071 $51,206 $57,384 $64,952 $59,538 $41,432 $61,185 $71,933 $84,071

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $132,994
Business & Financial Operations $103,259
Computer & Mathematical $97,816
Architecture & Engineering $104,581
Life, Physical, & Social Science $94,187
Community & Social Service $36,429
Legal $73,616
Education, Training, & Library $61,920
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,706
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,202
Healthcare Support $29,530
Protective Service $52,367
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,289
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,760
Personal Care & Service $23,770
Sales & Related $23,903
Office & Administrative Support $37,669
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $42,076
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $66,482
Production $36,316
Transportation & Material Moving $32,421