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 $11.71 $25.70 $30.06 $37.41 $18.96 $23.14 $25.68 $28.96 $27.16 $9.14 $13.98 $16.36 $19.10
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 $7,401 $11,181 $11,181 $15,494 $8,663 $11,181 $11,181 $15,494 $7,401 $11,181 $11,181 $15,494
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 $20,321 $44,799 $52,442 $65,266 $33,012 $40,306 $44,769 $50,462 $31,750 $48,758 $57,093 $66,657
Annual taxes $4,039 $8,658 $10,087 $12,542 $6,429 $7,818 $8,653 $9,773 $6,253 $9,399 $10,957 $12,802
Required annual income before taxes $24,360 $53,457 $62,530 $77,808 $39,441 $48,124 $53,422 $60,236 $56,500 $38,004 $58,157 $68,050 $79,459

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,907
Business & Financial Operations $61,404
Computer & Mathematical $69,366
Architecture & Engineering $70,529
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,482
Community & Social Service $32,950
Legal $68,698
Education, Training, & Library $51,353
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,596
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,591
Healthcare Support $28,866
Protective Service $46,621
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,654
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,512
Personal Care & Service $23,979
Sales & Related $25,625
Office & Administrative Support $32,374
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,972
Construction & Extraction $39,451
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,023
Production $28,567
Transportation & Material Moving $30,820