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 $11.89 $24.93 $30.01 $36.88 $19.05 $23.49 $26.18 $29.37 $9.45 $13.86 $16.42 $19.22
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 $7,986 $10,813 $10,813 $13,552 $8,250 $10,813 $10,813 $13,552 $7,986 $10,813 $10,813 $13,552
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 $20,745 $42,990 $51,646 $63,312 $32,937 $40,521 $45,110 $50,502 $32,673 $47,752 $56,462 $65,976
Annual taxes $3,987 $8,874 $10,770 $13,396 $6,680 $8,333 $9,339 $10,591 $6,644 $9,917 $11,825 $13,980
Required annual income before taxes $24,732 $51,864 $62,416 $76,709 $39,618 $48,854 $54,449 $61,093 $39,317 $57,669 $68,287 $79,956

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,193
Business & Financial Operations $58,082
Computer & Mathematical $63,927
Architecture & Engineering $63,144
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,406
Community & Social Service $44,278
Legal $56,445
Education, Training, & Library $44,095
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,525
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,784
Healthcare Support $31,135
Protective Service $35,130
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,800
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,734
Personal Care & Service $24,233
Sales & Related $25,016
Office & Administrative Support $33,493
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,093
Construction & Extraction $39,623
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,184
Production $34,977
Transportation & Material Moving $32,365