Living Wage Calculation for Waldo 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 $12.30 $24.86 $29.93 $37.32 $19.64 $23.41 $26.10 $29.81 $9.82 $13.83 $16.38 $19.44
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00

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 $3,495 $5,163 $7,760 $10,292 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545 $6,408 $7,987 $10,303 $12,545
Child Care $0 $7,231 $11,352 $15,474 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,231 $11,352 $15,474
Medical $2,474 $7,363 $7,075 $7,195 $5,860 $7,075 $7,195 $7,096 $5,860 $7,075 $7,195 $7,096
Housing $8,736 $10,680 $10,680 $14,352 $9,324 $10,680 $10,680 $14,352 $9,324 $10,680 $10,680 $14,352
Transportation $3,899 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013 $7,602 $9,644 $10,506 $11,013
Other $2,890 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296 $4,818 $5,003 $6,293 $6,296
Required annual income after taxes $21,495 $42,857 $51,513 $64,112 $34,012 $40,388 $44,977 $51,302 $34,012 $47,619 $56,329 $66,776
Annual taxes $4,092 $8,856 $10,751 $13,508 $6,830 $8,315 $9,320 $10,702 $6,830 $9,898 $11,806 $14,091
Required annual income before taxes $25,587 $51,712 $62,264 $77,620 $40,842 $48,703 $54,297 $62,005 $40,842 $57,517 $68,135 $80,867

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,547
Business & Financial Operations $62,239
Computer & Mathematical $74,122
Architecture & Engineering $73,614
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,631
Community & Social Service $44,492
Legal $61,599
Education, Training, & Library $45,935
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,942
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,502
Healthcare Support $31,084
Protective Service $39,053
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,837
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,441
Personal Care & Service $25,260
Sales & Related $27,079
Office & Administrative Support $35,181
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,187
Construction & Extraction $41,889
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,526
Production $38,017
Transportation & Material Moving $33,249