Living Wage Calculation for Hagerstown-Martinsburg, 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 $11.64 $25.55 $29.91 $37.31 $18.95 $22.98 $25.53 $28.87 $27.01 $9.10 $13.90 $16.28 $19.05
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 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

*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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $8,452 $12,324 $16,195 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,452 $12,324 $16,195
Medical $2,479 $7,633 $7,289 $7,372 $5,740 $7,289 $7,372 $7,091 $5,740 $7,289 $7,372 $7,091
Housing $7,276 $10,900 $10,900 $15,322 $8,632 $10,900 $10,900 $15,322 $7,276 $10,900 $10,900 $15,322
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $20,196 $44,518 $52,161 $65,095 $32,981 $40,025 $44,487 $50,291 $31,625 $48,477 $56,811 $66,486
Annual taxes $4,022 $8,619 $10,048 $12,518 $6,425 $7,779 $8,613 $9,749 $6,236 $9,359 $10,918 $12,778
Required annual income before taxes $24,218 $53,136 $62,209 $77,612 $39,406 $47,804 $53,101 $60,040 $56,179 $37,861 $57,836 $67,729 $79,264

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,173
Business & Financial Operations $65,570
Computer & Mathematical $77,143
Architecture & Engineering $66,321
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,900
Community & Social Service $42,208
Legal $62,217
Education, Training, & Library $55,396
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,828
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,107
Healthcare Support $30,831
Protective Service $46,611
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,657
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,720
Personal Care & Service $22,971
Sales & Related $25,286
Office & Administrative Support $34,647
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,825
Construction & Extraction $41,457
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,821
Production $35,717
Transportation & Material Moving $35,707