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 $10.91 $24.77 $29.83 $36.70 $17.93 $23.37 $25.82 $28.82 $13.95 $8.63 $13.95 $16.20 $18.71
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 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 $8.75

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $7,952 $11,531 $15,109 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,952 $11,531 $15,109
Medical $2,405 $8,189 $7,903 $8,063 $5,487 $7,903 $8,063 $7,921 $5,487 $7,903 $8,063 $7,921
Housing $6,739 $10,245 $10,245 $14,192 $7,969 $10,245 $10,245 $14,192 $6,739 $10,245 $10,245 $14,192
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $18,986 $43,268 $52,145 $64,167 $31,292 $40,812 $45,117 $50,338 $30,062 $48,764 $56,648 $65,447
Annual taxes $3,712 $8,250 $9,892 $12,166 $6,008 $7,796 $8,592 $9,609 $5,839 $9,266 $10,724 $12,403
Required annual income before taxes $22,698 $51,518 $62,036 $76,333 $37,300 $48,608 $53,709 $59,947 $58,031 $35,901 $58,031 $67,372 $77,849

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,850
Business & Financial Operations $59,540
Computer & Mathematical $80,210
Architecture & Engineering $64,750
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,670
Community & Social Service $38,750
Legal $57,950
Education, Training, & Library $47,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,070
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,210
Healthcare Support $28,100
Protective Service $41,680
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,200
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,060
Personal Care & Service $21,050
Sales & Related $22,950
Office & Administrative Support $31,350
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,720
Construction & Extraction $37,270
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,820
Production $31,880
Transportation & Material Moving $32,290