Living Wage Calculation for Dover, DE

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 $12.61 $25.34 $28.58 $36.51 $19.85 $23.00 $25.99 $29.85 $17.60 $9.71 $13.53 $15.84 $18.58
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 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

*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 $7,064 $9,901 $12,739 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,064 $9,901 $12,739
Medical $2,418 $7,406 $7,125 $7,182 $5,546 $7,125 $7,182 $6,852 $5,546 $7,125 $7,182 $6,852
Housing $9,984 $12,444 $12,444 $18,120 $10,788 $12,444 $12,444 $18,120 $9,984 $12,444 $12,444 $18,120
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 $22,280 $44,356 $50,008 $63,908 $34,856 $40,301 $45,503 $52,283 $34,052 $47,365 $55,404 $65,022
Annual taxes $3,951 $8,341 $9,447 $12,038 $6,438 $7,544 $8,561 $9,803 $6,326 $8,929 $10,503 $12,266
Required annual income before taxes $26,231 $52,697 $59,456 $75,946 $41,295 $47,845 $54,064 $62,086 $54,909 $40,378 $56,294 $65,907 $77,288

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,521
Business & Financial Operations $59,245
Computer & Mathematical $67,958
Architecture & Engineering $64,739
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,333
Community & Social Service $42,845
Legal $57,646
Education, Training, & Library $56,549
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,361
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,642
Healthcare Support $29,182
Protective Service $38,899
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,408
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,436
Personal Care & Service $22,919
Sales & Related $23,350
Office & Administrative Support $32,575
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,240
Construction & Extraction $40,559
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,807
Production $28,557
Transportation & Material Moving $30,924