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Maine

State Facts

Minimum Wage $13.80
2-Bedroom Housing Wage $24.73
Number of Renter Households 151,945
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
40,730
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
27%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
68,199
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
45%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$718/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$702/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,170/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,009/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,286/mo

Working at minimum wage $13.80/hr

Each week you have to work 56 hours

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

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Number of Households
Total 570,762 232,703 38,401 20,741 45,770 24,411 116,786 15,879 56,688 19,383 28,939 12,018 24,103 52,752 17,529 15,372 22,747 7,176 21,596 17,213 13,258
Renter 151,945 54,879 14,469 4,467 15,465 4,443 35,250 3,695 14,956 4,321 7,760 2,780 5,300 14,925 3,642 2,873 4,650 1,689 4,875 3,446 2,939
Percent Renters 27% 24% 38% 22% 34% 18% 30% 23% 26% 22% 27% 23% 22% 28% 21% 19% 20% 24% 23% 20% 22%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $17.53 $14.13 $15.42 $19.29 $14.37 $13.81 $23.90 $15.88 $20.17 $21.44 $10.81 $12.15 $16.87 $14.50 $14.19 $17.56 $14.02 $12.63 $13.79 $17.13 $12.52
One-Bedroom $19.41 $14.82 $17.44 $21.60 $16.04 $14.37 $27.85 $19.54 $21.27 $23.98 $12.92 $13.71 $16.96 $14.60 $17.65 $17.65 $14.12 $12.71 $13.87 $17.23 $12.98
Two-Bedroom $24.73 $18.73 $22.42 $28.42 $20.38 $18.90 $35.75 $23.77 $26.38 $31.58 $16.17 $18.06 $19.92 $18.67 $21.21 $22.40 $18.58 $16.54 $17.69 $21.96 $17.10
Three-Bedroom $31.61 $23.77 $28.25 $35.83 $26.79 $23.73 $45.08 $32.46 $34.29 $43.52 $21.48 $24.17 $26.60 $23.13 $27.29 $27.27 $22.62 $21.25 $21.92 $26.73 $22.71
Four-Bedroom $36.38 $27.39 $32.15 $38.73 $30.31 $25.40 $52.54 $38.79 $38.58 $53.79 $24.35 $24.25 $26.77 $27.75 $28.50 $34.10 $29.50 $27.77 $24.77 $32.58 $24.44
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $912 $735 $802 $1,003 $747 $718 $1,243 $826 $1,049 $1,115 $562 $632 $877 $754 $738 $913 $729 $657 $717 $891 $651
One-Bedroom $1,009 $771 $907 $1,123 $834 $747 $1,448 $1,016 $1,106 $1,247 $672 $713 $882 $759 $918 $918 $734 $661 $721 $896 $675
Two-Bedroom $1,286 $974 $1,166 $1,478 $1,060 $983 $1,859 $1,236 $1,372 $1,642 $841 $939 $1,036 $971 $1,103 $1,165 $966 $860 $920 $1,142 $889
Three-Bedroom $1,644 $1,236 $1,469 $1,863 $1,393 $1,234 $2,344 $1,688 $1,783 $2,263 $1,117 $1,257 $1,383 $1,203 $1,419 $1,418 $1,176 $1,105 $1,140 $1,390 $1,181
Four-Bedroom $1,892 $1,424 $1,672 $2,014 $1,576 $1,321 $2,732 $2,017 $2,006 $2,797 $1,266 $1,261 $1,392 $1,443 $1,482 $1,773 $1,534 $1,444 $1,288 $1,694 $1,271
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $36,463 $29,380 $32,080 $40,120 $29,880 $28,720 $49,720 $33,040 $41,960 $44,600 $22,480 $25,280 $35,080 $30,160 $29,520 $36,520 $29,160 $26,280 $28,680 $35,640 $26,040
One-Bedroom $40,377 $30,829 $36,280 $44,920 $33,360 $29,880 $57,920 $40,640 $44,240 $49,880 $26,880 $28,520 $35,280 $30,360 $36,720 $36,720 $29,360 $26,440 $28,840 $35,840 $27,000
Two-Bedroom $51,441 $38,967 $46,640 $59,120 $42,400 $39,320 $74,360 $49,440 $54,880 $65,680 $33,640 $37,560 $41,440 $38,840 $44,120 $46,600 $38,640 $34,400 $36,800 $45,680 $35,560
Three-Bedroom $65,748 $49,449 $58,760 $74,520 $55,720 $49,360 $93,760 $67,520 $71,320 $90,520 $44,680 $50,280 $55,320 $48,120 $56,760 $56,720 $47,040 $44,200 $45,600 $55,600 $47,240
Four-Bedroom $75,668 $56,969 $66,880 $80,560 $63,040 $52,840 $109,280 $80,680 $80,240 $111,880 $50,640 $50,440 $55,680 $57,720 $59,280 $70,920 $61,360 $57,760 $51,520 $67,760 $50,840
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80 $13.80
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718 $718
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 51 41 45 56 42 40 69 46 58 62 31 35 49 42 41 51 41 37 40 50 36
One-Bedroom 56 43 51 63 46 42 81 57 62 70 37 40 49 42 51 51 41 37 40 50 38
Two-Bedroom 72 54 65 82 59 55 104 69 76 92 47 52 58 54 61 65 54 48 51 64 50
Three-Bedroom 92 69 82 104 78 69 131 94 99 126 62 70 77 67 79 79 66 62 64 77 66
Four-Bedroom 105 79 93 112 88 74 152 112 112 156 71 70 78 80 83 99 86 80 72 94 71
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924 $924
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277 $277
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $28,073 $23,626 $30,300 $30,840 $26,340 $20,760 $35,850 $28,920 $28,950 $37,290 $21,930 $23,310 $25,950 $24,360 $26,820 $27,960 $21,450 $19,050 $21,360 $23,880 $20,790
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $46,789 $39,376 $50,500 $51,400 $43,900 $34,600 $59,750 $48,200 $48,250 $62,150 $36,550 $38,850 $43,250 $40,600 $44,700 $46,600 $35,750 $31,750 $35,600 $39,800 $34,650
Median Renter Household Income $41,097 $32,140 $37,844 $51,570 $35,296 $29,580 $52,573 $47,674 $51,276 $53,052 $27,627 $30,545 $36,872 $35,334 $36,115 $27,069 $31,604 $29,590 $26,836 $37,337 $25,861
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $702 $591 $758 $771 $659 $519 $896 $723 $724 $932 $548 $583 $649 $609 $671 $699 $536 $476 $534 $597 $520
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,170 $984 $1,263 $1,285 $1,098 $865 $1,494 $1,205 $1,206 $1,554 $914 $971 $1,081 $1,015 $1,118 $1,165 $894 $794 $890 $995 $866
Median Renter Household Income $1,027 $803 $946 $1,289 $882 $739 $1,314 $1,192 $1,282 $1,326 $691 $764 $922 $883 $903 $677 $790 $740 $671 $933 $647

Median Wages for State’s Most Common Occupations

Occupation Total Employment Median Hourly Wage
Cashiers 14,460 $14.71
Fast Food and Counter Workers 12,880 $14.87
Childcare Workers 4,720 $15.49
Retail Salespersons 17,420 $15.77
Food Preparation Workers 5,820 $15.84
Stockers and Order Fillers 12,070 $16.54
Home Health and Personal Care Aides 16,050 $16.60
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10,030 $17.22
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,020 $17.60
Waiters and Waitresses 8,490 $17.95
Nursing Assistants 7,730 $18.40
Cooks, Restaurant 4,790 $18.45
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary 7,700 $18.89
Customer Service Representatives 9,590 $18.94
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 5,340 $19.20
One-Bedroom Housing Wage $19.41
Office Clerks, General 11,820 $19.47
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 7,540 $20.87
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 4,590 $21.32
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 5,600 $21.81
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 6,710 $22.46
All Occupations 610,600 $22.79
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 8,110 $22.95
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 9,910 $23.74
Two-bedrooom Housing Wage $24.73
Carpenters 5,070 $24.86
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,730 $28.74
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5,330 $30.54
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5,550 $30.81
Accountants and Auditors 5,260 $36.27
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4,810 $38.42
Registered Nurses 14,610 $38.80
General and Operations Managers 12,890 $43.28