Living Wage Calculation for Limestone 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.10 $20.51 $25.16 $31.71 $16.65 $19.90 $22.01 $25.02 $8.12 $11.33 $13.69 $16.50
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

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,958 $4,362 $6,554 $8,701 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608 $5,423 $6,752 $8,707 $10,608
Child Care $0 $4,960 $9,664 $14,367 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,960 $9,664 $14,367
Medical $2,375 $6,151 $5,979 $5,840 $4,663 $5,979 $5,840 $6,064 $4,663 $5,979 $5,840 $6,064
Housing $5,988 $8,268 $8,268 $11,376 $6,708 $8,268 $8,268 $11,376 $5,988 $8,268 $8,268 $11,376
Transportation $4,497 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657 $8,890 $10,160 $11,359 $11,657
Other $2,374 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349 $4,295 $4,677 $5,459 $5,349
Required annual income after taxes $18,192 $36,925 $45,301 $57,102 $29,978 $35,836 $39,632 $45,054 $29,258 $40,795 $49,296 $59,421
Annual taxes $2,823 $5,731 $7,031 $8,862 $4,653 $5,562 $6,151 $6,992 $4,541 $6,331 $7,651 $9,222
Required annual income before taxes $21,015 $42,656 $52,332 $65,964 $34,631 $41,397 $45,783 $52,046 $33,799 $47,127 $56,946 $68,643

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,610
Business & Financial Operations $61,500
Computer & Mathematical $71,100
Architecture & Engineering $76,710
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,730
Community & Social Service $39,040
Legal $61,680
Education, Training, & Library $44,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,260
Healthcare Support $22,380
Protective Service $33,020
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,170
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,900
Personal Care & Service $18,590
Sales & Related $21,890
Office & Administrative Support $28,570
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,840
Construction & Extraction $34,340
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,020
Production $28,580
Transportation & Material Moving $26,090