Living Wage Calculation for Oxford County, Maine

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $11.48 $23.19 $27.84 $35.41 $18.10 $21.43 $24.08 $27.50 $9.05 $12.80 $15.31 $18.21
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,477 $5,124 $7,715 $10,233 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474 $6,374 $7,933 $10,245 $12,474
Child Care $0 $7,114 $11,168 $15,223 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,114 $11,168 $15,223
Medical $2,338 $6,832 $6,488 $6,570 $5,595 $6,488 $6,570 $6,290 $5,595 $6,488 $6,570 $6,290
Housing $7,572 $9,156 $9,156 $13,320 $7,620 $9,156 $9,156 $13,320 $7,620 $9,156 $9,156 $13,320
Transportation $3,893 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540 $7,094 $8,341 $9,650 $9,540
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,065 $39,953 $47,899 $60,851 $31,316 $36,949 $41,476 $47,353 $31,316 $44,063 $52,644 $62,576
Annual taxes $3,817 $8,278 $10,018 $12,805 $6,331 $7,620 $8,611 $9,849 $6,331 $9,178 $11,057 $13,183
Required annual income before taxes $23,882 $48,231 $57,917 $73,657 $37,646 $44,569 $50,087 $57,202 $37,646 $53,241 $63,701 $75,759

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,085
Business & Financial Operations $62,073
Computer & Mathematical $71,917
Architecture & Engineering $73,862
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,701
Community & Social Service $44,636
Legal $60,591
Education, Training, & Library $46,251
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,699
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,356
Healthcare Support $29,802
Protective Service $37,723
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,529
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,135
Personal Care & Service $24,586
Sales & Related $26,387
Office & Administrative Support $34,915
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,758
Construction & Extraction $40,881
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,895
Production $37,517
Transportation & Material Moving $32,363