Living Wage Calculation for Bangor, ME

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 $13.96 $29.27 $36.73 $46.89 $22.83 $27.52 $31.29 $33.32 $11.27 $16.11 $20.34 $23.70
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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 $3,690 $5,424 $8,118 $10,793 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174 $6,764 $8,406 $10,806 $13,174
Child Care $0 $7,625 $15,250 $22,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,625 $15,250 $22,875
Medical $2,634 $7,810 $7,498 $7,638 $5,992 $7,498 $7,638 $7,291 $5,992 $7,498 $7,638 $7,291
Housing $7,236 $10,063 $10,063 $12,543 $7,710 $10,063 $10,063 $12,543 $7,236 $10,063 $10,063 $12,543
Transportation $4,332 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684 $7,945 $9,889 $11,773 $10,684
Civic $1,702 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743 $3,655 $3,341 $3,879 $3,743
Other $3,078 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684 $5,023 $5,514 $6,665 $6,684
Required annual income after taxes $22,672 $47,545 $59,672 $76,166 $37,091 $44,710 $50,824 $54,120 $36,616 $52,335 $66,074 $76,995
Annual taxes $6,357 $13,332 $16,733 $21,358 $10,401 $12,537 $14,252 $15,176 $10,267 $14,675 $18,528 $21,590
Required annual income before taxes $29,029 $60,877 $76,405 $97,524 $47,491 $57,247 $65,075 $69,296 $46,883 $67,010 $84,602 $98,585

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,586
Business & Financial Operations $62,130
Computer & Mathematical $65,045
Architecture & Engineering $66,416
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,810
Community & Social Service $44,902
Legal $62,570
Education, Training, & Library $44,523
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,201
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,718
Healthcare Support $29,065
Protective Service $37,188
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,044
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,287
Personal Care & Service $25,198
Sales & Related $27,029
Office & Administrative Support $35,725
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,282
Construction & Extraction $41,648
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,728
Production $37,853
Transportation & Material Moving $32,359