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Maryland

State Facts

Minimum Wage$12.50
2-Bedroom Housing Wage$28.93
Number of Renter Households734,699
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
189,866
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
26%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
317,708
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
43%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$650/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$921/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,535/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,262/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,505/mo

Working at minimum wage $12.50/hr

Each week you have to work 78 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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Number of Households
Total 2,230,527 63,422 1,062,780 41,280 27,369 56,367 37,293 38,142 8,509 872,704 22,661 27,369 213,122 242,499 315,347 32,558 12,160 61,261 37,293 57,388 13,433 94,299 12,745 95,094 116,457 8,274 372,825 315,634 19,000 8,509 41,280 16,810 56,367 38,142 22,661
Renter 734,699 17,911 354,918 12,260 8,469 18,827 9,491 15,739 2,902 288,676 5,506 8,469 54,702 126,752 106,971 4,969 3,521 10,976 9,491 13,231 4,365 22,743 2,638 19,977 31,771 2,546 128,212 119,521 3,769 2,902 12,260 4,841 18,827 15,739 5,506
Percent Renters 33% 28% 33% 30% 31% 33% 25% 41% 34% 33% 24% 31% 26% 52% 34% 15% 29% 18% 25% 23% 32% 24% 21% 21% 27% 31% 34% 38% 20% 34% 30% 29% 33% 41% 24%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $22.32 $14.67 $18.33 $20.35 $9.67 $12.42 $18.08 $15.13 $11.75 $29.60 $14.60 $9.67 $18.33 $18.33 $18.33 $29.60 $13.90 $18.33 $18.08 $29.60 $13.96 $29.60 $10.71 $18.33 $18.33 $14.98 $29.60 $29.60 $18.33 $11.75 $20.35 $17.87 $12.42 $15.13 $14.60
One-Bedroom $24.27 $15.10 $21.62 $21.65 $11.65 $14.56 $20.60 $15.15 $12.46 $30.13 $14.69 $11.65 $21.62 $21.62 $21.62 $30.13 $14.00 $21.62 $20.60 $30.13 $14.06 $30.13 $12.25 $21.62 $21.62 $15.10 $30.13 $30.13 $21.62 $12.46 $21.65 $18.40 $14.56 $15.15 $14.69
Two-Bedroom $28.93 $18.70 $26.83 $26.38 $14.56 $18.69 $24.96 $19.94 $15.23 $34.33 $17.92 $14.56 $26.83 $26.83 $26.83 $34.33 $18.42 $26.83 $24.96 $34.33 $17.19 $34.33 $14.56 $26.83 $26.83 $19.77 $34.33 $34.33 $26.83 $15.23 $26.38 $21.94 $18.69 $19.94 $17.92
Three-Bedroom $37.28 $26.02 $34.79 $36.92 $18.98 $26.56 $30.87 $26.88 $20.58 $43.46 $25.46 $18.98 $34.79 $34.79 $34.79 $43.46 $25.23 $34.79 $30.87 $43.46 $24.13 $43.46 $20.67 $34.79 $34.79 $27.69 $43.46 $43.46 $34.79 $20.58 $36.92 $30.33 $26.56 $26.88 $25.46
Four-Bedroom $43.75 $31.32 $39.90 $42.65 $24.25 $31.48 $35.33 $30.12 $21.12 $52.17 $30.67 $24.25 $39.90 $39.90 $39.90 $52.17 $30.77 $39.90 $35.33 $52.17 $28.56 $52.17 $24.92 $39.90 $39.90 $31.62 $52.17 $52.17 $39.90 $21.12 $42.65 $37.56 $31.48 $30.12 $30.67
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $1,161 $763 $953 $1,058 $503 $646 $940 $787 $611 $1,539 $759 $503 $953 $953 $953 $1,539 $723 $953 $940 $1,539 $726 $1,539 $557 $953 $953 $779 $1,539 $1,539 $953 $611 $1,058 $929 $646 $787 $759
One-Bedroom $1,262 $785 $1,124 $1,126 $606 $757 $1,071 $788 $648 $1,567 $764 $606 $1,124 $1,124 $1,124 $1,567 $728 $1,124 $1,071 $1,567 $731 $1,567 $637 $1,124 $1,124 $785 $1,567 $1,567 $1,124 $648 $1,126 $957 $757 $788 $764
Two-Bedroom $1,505 $972 $1,395 $1,372 $757 $972 $1,298 $1,037 $792 $1,785 $932 $757 $1,395 $1,395 $1,395 $1,785 $958 $1,395 $1,298 $1,785 $894 $1,785 $757 $1,395 $1,395 $1,028 $1,785 $1,785 $1,395 $792 $1,372 $1,141 $972 $1,037 $932
Three-Bedroom $1,939 $1,353 $1,809 $1,920 $987 $1,381 $1,605 $1,398 $1,070 $2,260 $1,324 $987 $1,809 $1,809 $1,809 $2,260 $1,312 $1,809 $1,605 $2,260 $1,255 $2,260 $1,075 $1,809 $1,809 $1,440 $2,260 $2,260 $1,809 $1,070 $1,920 $1,577 $1,381 $1,398 $1,324
Four-Bedroom $2,275 $1,629 $2,075 $2,218 $1,261 $1,637 $1,837 $1,566 $1,098 $2,713 $1,595 $1,261 $2,075 $2,075 $2,075 $2,713 $1,600 $2,075 $1,837 $2,713 $1,485 $2,713 $1,296 $2,075 $2,075 $1,644 $2,713 $2,713 $2,075 $1,098 $2,218 $1,953 $1,637 $1,566 $1,595
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $46,431 $30,517 $38,120 $42,320 $20,120 $25,840 $37,600 $31,480 $24,440 $61,560 $30,360 $20,120 $38,120 $38,120 $38,120 $61,560 $28,920 $38,120 $37,600 $61,560 $29,040 $61,560 $22,280 $38,120 $38,120 $31,160 $61,560 $61,560 $38,120 $24,440 $42,320 $37,160 $25,840 $31,480 $30,360
One-Bedroom $50,480 $31,413 $44,960 $45,040 $24,240 $30,280 $42,840 $31,520 $25,920 $62,680 $30,560 $24,240 $44,960 $44,960 $44,960 $62,680 $29,120 $44,960 $42,840 $62,680 $29,240 $62,680 $25,480 $44,960 $44,960 $31,400 $62,680 $62,680 $44,960 $25,920 $45,040 $38,280 $30,280 $31,520 $30,560
Two-Bedroom $60,183 $38,888 $55,800 $54,880 $30,280 $38,880 $51,920 $41,480 $31,680 $71,400 $37,280 $30,280 $55,800 $55,800 $55,800 $71,400 $38,320 $55,800 $51,920 $71,400 $35,760 $71,400 $30,280 $55,800 $55,800 $41,120 $71,400 $71,400 $55,800 $31,680 $54,880 $45,640 $38,880 $41,480 $37,280
Three-Bedroom $77,540 $54,121 $72,360 $76,800 $39,480 $55,240 $64,200 $55,920 $42,800 $90,400 $52,960 $39,480 $72,360 $72,360 $72,360 $90,400 $52,480 $72,360 $64,200 $90,400 $50,200 $90,400 $43,000 $72,360 $72,360 $57,600 $90,400 $90,400 $72,360 $42,800 $76,800 $63,080 $55,240 $55,920 $52,960
Four-Bedroom $91,006 $65,155 $83,000 $88,720 $50,440 $65,480 $73,480 $62,640 $43,920 $108,520 $63,800 $50,440 $83,000 $83,000 $83,000 $108,520 $64,000 $83,000 $73,480 $108,520 $59,400 $108,520 $51,840 $83,000 $83,000 $65,760 $108,520 $108,520 $83,000 $43,920 $88,720 $78,120 $65,480 $62,640 $63,800
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $14.00 $12.50 $15.65 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $728 $650 $814 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650 $650
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 71 47 59 65 31 40 58 48 38 95 47 31 59 59 59 95 44 59 58 95 45 95 34 59 52 48 76 95 59 38 65 57 40 48 47
One-Bedroom 78 48 69 69 37 47 66 48 40 96 47 37 69 69 69 96 45 69 66 96 45 96 39 69 62 48 77 96 69 40 69 59 47 48 47
Two-Bedroom 93 60 86 84 47 60 80 64 49 110 57 47 86 86 86 110 59 86 80 110 55 110 47 86 77 63 88 110 86 49 84 70 60 64 57
Three-Bedroom 119 83 111 118 61 85 99 86 66 139 81 61 111 111 111 139 81 111 99 139 77 139 66 111 99 89 111 139 111 66 118 97 85 86 81
Four-Bedroom 140 100 128 136 78 101 113 96 68 167 98 78 128 128 128 167 98 128 113 167 91 167 80 128 114 101 133 167 128 68 136 120 101 96 98
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841 $841
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252 $252
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $36,846 $25,473 $34,830 $34,290 $21,390 $25,380 $31,620 $24,450 $17,430 $42,690 $26,730 $21,390 $34,830 $34,830 $34,830 $42,690 $23,310 $34,830 $31,620 $42,690 $22,980 $42,690 $21,990 $34,830 $34,830 $28,200 $42,690 $42,690 $34,830 $17,430 $34,290 $30,330 $25,380 $24,450 $26,730
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $61,409 $42,456 $58,050 $57,150 $35,650 $42,300 $52,700 $40,750 $29,050 $71,150 $44,550 $35,650 $58,050 $58,050 $58,050 $71,150 $38,850 $58,050 $52,700 $71,150 $38,300 $71,150 $36,650 $58,050 $58,050 $47,000 $71,150 $71,150 $58,050 $29,050 $57,150 $50,550 $42,300 $40,750 $44,550
Median Renter Household Income $58,959 $38,260 $54,777 $67,394 $27,600 $38,314 $48,822 $41,399 $28,745 $69,227 $41,208 $27,600 $73,285 $39,942 $55,974 $63,882 $40,447 $49,611 $48,822 $70,980 $31,404 $61,243 $30,612 $55,648 $79,480 $37,150 $75,807 $63,716 $53,255 $28,745 $67,394 $47,604 $38,314 $41,399 $41,208
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $921 $637 $871 $857 $535 $635 $791 $611 $436 $1,067 $668 $535 $871 $871 $871 $1,067 $583 $871 $791 $1,067 $575 $1,067 $550 $871 $871 $705 $1,067 $1,067 $871 $436 $857 $758 $635 $611 $668
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,535 $1,061 $1,451 $1,429 $891 $1,058 $1,318 $1,019 $726 $1,779 $1,114 $891 $1,451 $1,451 $1,451 $1,779 $971 $1,451 $1,318 $1,779 $958 $1,779 $916 $1,451 $1,451 $1,175 $1,779 $1,779 $1,451 $726 $1,429 $1,264 $1,058 $1,019 $1,114
Median Renter Household Income $1,474 $957 $1,369 $1,685 $690 $958 $1,221 $1,035 $719 $1,731 $1,030 $690 $1,832 $999 $1,399 $1,597 $1,011 $1,240 $1,221 $1,775 $785 $1,531 $765 $1,391 $1,987 $929 $1,895 $1,593 $1,331 $719 $1,685 $1,190 $958 $1,035 $1,030

Median Wages for Largest Occupations

OccupationTotal EmploymentMedian Hourly Wage
Waiters and Waitresses30,990$12.72
Cashiers61,400$14.22
Fast Food and Counter Workers48,100$14.23
Retail Salespersons67,970$14.69
Home Health and Personal Care Aides28,130$14.90
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners36,660$15.38
Stockers and Order Fillers44,570$15.42
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand32,610$15.78
Nursing Assistants27,180$16.06
Security Guards24,740$18.31
Office Clerks, General26,740$18.71
Construction Laborers18,790$18.91
Customer Service Representatives45,860$18.97
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive48,780$22.13
Light Truck Drivers25,190$22.69
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers23,530$23.32
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General18,930$23.86
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks21,070$23.99
One-Bedroom Housing Wage$24.27
All Occupations2,546,000$24.65
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers23,960$24.78
Two-Bedroom Housing Wage$28.93
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers31,470$31.13
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel24,340$35.30
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education28,590$38.81
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education18,530$39.35
Accountants and Auditors25,340$39.71
Registered Nurses51,550$39.86
Business Operations Specialists, All Other27,270$45.83
Project Management Specialists27,430$47.84
General and Operations Managers55,370$50.69
Computer Occupations, All Other23,640$62.89
Software Developers25,710$64.95