Living Wage Calculation for Salisbury, 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 $12.15 $26.91 $31.66 $39.31 $19.68 $24.62 $27.09 $31.29 $9.42 $14.76 $17.12 $20.34
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 $8,415 $12,682 $12,682 $17,629 $9,946 $12,682 $12,682 $17,629 $8,415 $12,682 $12,682 $17,629
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 $21,163 $47,010 $55,337 $68,731 $34,353 $43,005 $47,331 $54,675 $32,822 $51,596 $59,858 $71,137
Annual taxes $4,114 $8,954 $10,511 $13,029 $6,582 $8,205 $9,014 $10,400 $6,369 $9,812 $11,357 $13,479
Required annual income before taxes $25,277 $55,964 $65,848 $81,760 $40,935 $51,210 $56,345 $65,076 $39,191 $61,408 $71,215 $84,616

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,245
Business & Financial Operations $60,532
Computer & Mathematical $64,699
Architecture & Engineering $67,179
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,040
Community & Social Service $37,823
Legal $73,045
Education, Training, & Library $53,721
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,238
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,025
Healthcare Support $30,149
Protective Service $47,124
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,027
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,388
Personal Care & Service $24,416
Sales & Related $26,429
Office & Administrative Support $33,534
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,385
Construction & Extraction $39,033
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,631
Production $29,275
Transportation & Material Moving $30,840