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 $11.43 $25.44 $29.24 $36.85 $18.66 $22.36 $25.33 $28.29 $17.58 $9.09 $13.58 $16.16 $18.74
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 $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 $7,459 $10,997 $10,997 $15,028 $8,339 $10,997 $10,997 $15,028 $7,459 $10,997 $10,997 $15,028
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 $19,844 $44,332 $50,996 $64,259 $32,467 $38,942 $44,144 $49,278 $31,587 $47,342 $56,392 $65,373
Annual taxes $3,935 $8,582 $9,832 $12,383 $6,338 $7,567 $8,542 $9,566 $6,215 $9,145 $10,844 $12,590
Required annual income before taxes $23,779 $52,915 $60,828 $76,642 $38,805 $46,509 $52,686 $58,844 $54,841 $37,802 $56,487 $67,236 $77,963

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,697
Business & Financial Operations $59,819
Computer & Mathematical $71,299
Architecture & Engineering $68,368
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,419
Community & Social Service $39,063
Legal $59,706
Education, Training, & Library $51,445
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,331
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,853
Healthcare Support $28,167
Protective Service $45,695
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,305
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,795
Personal Care & Service $23,462
Sales & Related $25,389
Office & Administrative Support $32,031
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,289
Construction & Extraction $38,458
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,072
Production $28,218
Transportation & Material Moving $29,848