Living Wage Calculation for Kent County, Maryland

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 $16.87 $31.77 $38.99 $51.67 $25.29 $31.29 $36.69 $40.72 $12.64 $17.60 $22.26 $26.31
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50

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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $6,621 $13,242 $19,864 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,621 $13,242 $19,864
Medical $2,658 $8,418 $8,205 $8,515 $6,029 $8,205 $8,515 $8,304 $6,029 $8,205 $8,515 $8,304
Housing $9,881 $13,114 $13,114 $18,320 $9,946 $13,114 $13,114 $18,320 $9,946 $13,114 $13,114 $18,320
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $28,532 $53,731 $65,926 $87,104 $42,758 $52,911 $62,051 $68,858 $42,758 $59,532 $75,293 $88,722
Annual taxes $6,563 $12,359 $15,164 $20,365 $9,835 $12,170 $14,273 $15,838 $9,835 $13,693 $17,318 $20,744
Required annual income before taxes $35,095 $66,090 $81,089 $107,469 $52,593 $65,082 $76,324 $84,696 $52,593 $73,225 $92,611 $109,466

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $130,155
Business & Financial Operations $86,146
Computer & Mathematical $109,975
Architecture & Engineering $102,977
Life, Physical, & Social Science $96,963
Community & Social Service $54,377
Legal $88,478
Education, Training, & Library $67,742
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $59,235
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $84,113
Healthcare Support $33,812
Protective Service $53,554
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,007
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,164
Personal Care & Service $30,281
Sales & Related $32,849
Office & Administrative Support $44,705
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,755
Construction & Extraction $52,173
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,068
Production $41,666
Transportation & Material Moving $37,161