Living Wage Calculation for Clarke County, Alabama

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.72 $21.06 $26.10 $33.52 $17.19 $20.37 $22.93 $25.60 $22.84 $8.59 $11.66 $14.38 $17.16
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256
Medical $2,496 $6,818 $6,475 $6,557 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276
Housing $5,796 $7,272 $7,272 $10,572 $6,336 $7,272 $7,272 $10,572 $6,336 $7,272 $7,272 $10,572
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,732 $36,786 $45,603 $58,591 $30,042 $35,583 $40,045 $44,726 $30,042 $40,746 $50,254 $59,982
Annual taxes $3,565 $7,022 $8,693 $11,139 $5,711 $6,794 $7,639 $8,512 $5,711 $7,772 $9,574 $11,403
Required annual income before taxes $22,297 $43,808 $54,296 $69,730 $35,753 $42,376 $47,684 $53,238 $47,506 $35,753 $48,518 $59,828 $71,385

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,765
Business & Financial Operations $66,198
Computer & Mathematical $79,818
Architecture & Engineering $86,062
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,948
Community & Social Service $43,247
Legal $66,208
Education, Training, & Library $47,619
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,962
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,038
Healthcare Support $24,802
Protective Service $35,254
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,556
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,012
Personal Care & Service $19,803
Sales & Related $24,401
Office & Administrative Support $31,983
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,962
Construction & Extraction $38,453
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,173
Production $31,386
Transportation & Material Moving $28,979