Living Wage Calculation for California-Lexington Park, MD

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $25.62 $40.40 $50.25 $65.16 $33.17 $39.93 $44.60 $48.29 $16.57 $22.60 $27.60 $32.11
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $4,349 $6,410 $9,615 $12,780 $7,972 $9,924 $12,781 $15,583 $7,972 $9,924 $12,781 $15,583
Child Care $0 $9,583 $19,167 $27,580 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,583 $19,167 $27,580
Medical $3,043 $9,342 $9,228 $9,699 $6,333 $9,228 $9,699 $9,287 $6,333 $9,228 $9,699 $9,287
Housing $17,731 $21,169 $21,169 $27,465 $17,997 $21,169 $21,169 $27,465 $17,997 $21,169 $21,169 $27,465
Transportation $12,000 $13,887 $17,493 $20,128 $13,887 $17,493 $20,128 $20,105 $13,887 $17,493 $20,128 $20,105
Civic $2,165 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191
Internet & Mobile $1,429 $1,429 $1,429 $1,429 $2,008 $2,008 $2,008 $2,008 $2,008 $2,008 $2,008 $2,008
Other $3,903 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841
Required annual income after taxes $44,618 $72,596 $90,302 $114,872 $58,973 $72,023 $81,576 $89,480 $58,973 $81,607 $100,743 $117,060
Annual taxes $8,670 $11,442 $14,209 $20,667 $10,014 $11,031 $11,194 $10,955 $9,951 $12,405 $14,074 $16,527
Required annual income before taxes $53,289 $84,038 $104,511 $135,538 $68,987 $83,054 $92,770 $100,434 $68,924 $94,011 $114,816 $133,587

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $126,830
Business & Financial Operations $111,270
Computer & Mathematical $114,850
Architecture & Engineering $115,430
Life, Physical, & Social Science $92,960
Community & Social Service $56,300
Legal $102,890
Education, Training, & Library $62,740
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $79,940
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $104,350
Healthcare Support $41,290
Protective Service $62,500
Food Preparation & Serving Related $32,910
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $36,640
Personal Care & Service $36,490
Sales & Related $39,760
Office & Administrative Support $46,730
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $53,760
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $64,370
Production $54,010
Transportation & Material Moving $47,030