Living Wage Calculation for Fayette 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 $9.98 $20.63 $26.42 $33.39 $15.93 $20.93 $23.39 $25.75 $11.88 $7.97 $11.88 $14.50 $17.06
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,966 $9,820 $14,674 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,966 $9,820 $14,674
Medical $2,112 $7,416 $7,130 $7,290 $4,180 $7,130 $7,290 $7,148 $4,180 $7,130 $7,290 $7,148
Housing $5,532 $6,828 $6,828 $9,684 $5,880 $6,828 $6,828 $9,684 $5,880 $6,828 $6,828 $9,684
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $17,486 $36,092 $46,244 $58,451 $27,895 $36,622 $40,927 $45,056 $27,895 $41,588 $50,747 $59,730
Annual taxes $3,282 $6,815 $8,717 $11,009 $5,249 $6,914 $7,721 $8,499 $5,249 $7,845 $9,561 $11,249
Required annual income before taxes $20,768 $42,907 $54,961 $69,460 $33,144 $43,537 $48,648 $53,555 $49,433 $33,144 $49,433 $60,308 $70,979

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,470
Business & Financial Operations $62,940
Computer & Mathematical $74,870
Architecture & Engineering $81,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,790
Community & Social Service $40,900
Legal $62,830
Education, Training, & Library $45,210
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,120
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,780
Healthcare Support $23,110
Protective Service $33,320
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,420
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,830
Personal Care & Service $18,850
Sales & Related $22,560
Office & Administrative Support $29,820
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,280
Construction & Extraction $35,710
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,890
Production $30,070
Transportation & Material Moving $27,110