Living Wage Calculation for Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD

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 $11.86 $26.45 $31.20 $38.65 $19.37 $24.16 $26.63 $30.63 $9.28 $14.53 $16.89 $20.01
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 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10 $10.10

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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $8,591 $12,527 $16,462 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,591 $12,527 $16,462
Medical $2,603 $8,178 $7,890 $8,010 $5,775 $7,890 $8,010 $7,912 $5,775 $7,890 $8,010 $7,912
Housing $7,888 $11,845 $11,845 $16,437 $9,376 $11,845 $11,845 $16,437 $7,888 $11,845 $11,845 $16,437
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $20,635 $46,173 $54,500 $67,540 $33,782 $42,168 $46,495 $53,483 $32,294 $50,759 $59,022 $69,945
Annual taxes $4,040 $8,837 $10,395 $12,862 $6,503 $8,088 $8,898 $10,234 $6,295 $9,695 $11,240 $13,312
Required annual income before taxes $24,675 $55,011 $64,895 $80,402 $40,285 $50,257 $55,392 $63,717 $38,589 $60,454 $70,262 $83,258

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,974
Business & Financial Operations $63,378
Computer & Mathematical $72,699
Architecture & Engineering $72,953
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,566
Community & Social Service $43,658
Legal $62,859
Education, Training, & Library $52,654
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,436
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,183
Healthcare Support $31,968
Protective Service $46,220
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,275
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,392
Personal Care & Service $23,776
Sales & Related $25,087
Office & Administrative Support $34,947
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,418
Construction & Extraction $41,534
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,993
Production $36,970
Transportation & Material Moving $35,811