Living Wage Calculation for Salisbury, 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 $11.47 $25.46 $30.52 $37.38 $18.33 $24.06 $26.51 $29.50 $14.30 $8.91 $14.30 $16.54 $19.06
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 $7,767 $11,509 $11,509 $15,444 $8,703 $11,509 $11,509 $15,444 $7,767 $11,509 $11,509 $15,444
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 $20,013 $44,531 $53,408 $65,419 $32,025 $42,076 $46,380 $51,589 $31,089 $50,028 $57,911 $66,698
Annual taxes $3,853 $8,424 $10,065 $12,338 $6,109 $7,970 $8,766 $9,781 $5,981 $9,440 $10,898 $12,575
Required annual income before taxes $23,867 $52,955 $63,473 $77,757 $38,134 $50,045 $55,146 $61,370 $59,468 $37,070 $59,468 $68,809 $79,273

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,760
Business & Financial Operations $55,260
Computer & Mathematical $70,910
Architecture & Engineering $67,450
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,530
Community & Social Service $38,710
Legal $58,390
Education, Training, & Library $50,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,530
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,920
Healthcare Support $25,960
Protective Service $42,580
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,560
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,490
Personal Care & Service $22,320
Sales & Related $24,860
Office & Administrative Support $30,540
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,770
Construction & Extraction $37,150
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,740
Production $26,210
Transportation & Material Moving $28,900