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 $13.95 $29.27 $35.74 $46.03 $23.24 $28.18 $31.77 $34.64 $11.22 $16.02 $19.74 $23.10
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 $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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $6,518 $13,036 $19,555 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,518 $13,036 $19,555
Medical $3,001 $8,936 $8,623 $8,763 $6,560 $8,623 $8,763 $8,417 $6,560 $8,623 $8,763 $8,417
Housing $7,618 $11,418 $11,418 $15,985 $8,954 $11,418 $11,418 $15,985 $7,618 $11,418 $11,418 $15,985
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $23,595 $49,496 $60,439 $77,836 $39,293 $47,651 $53,726 $58,573 $37,957 $54,169 $66,762 $78,128
Annual taxes $5,427 $11,385 $13,902 $17,903 $9,038 $10,960 $12,358 $13,473 $8,731 $12,460 $15,356 $17,970
Required annual income before taxes $29,022 $60,881 $74,341 $95,740 $48,331 $58,611 $66,084 $72,046 $46,687 $66,628 $82,119 $96,098

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,005
Business & Financial Operations $58,938
Computer & Mathematical $70,243
Architecture & Engineering $67,818
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,756
Community & Social Service $40,359
Legal $74,304
Education, Training, & Library $59,214
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,173
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,672
Healthcare Support $28,390
Protective Service $46,375
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,080
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,561
Personal Care & Service $26,026
Sales & Related $26,875
Office & Administrative Support $35,244
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,229
Construction & Extraction $40,697
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,070
Production $29,556
Transportation & Material Moving $31,264