Living Wage Calculation for Madison 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 $10.19 $19.93 $24.66 $31.74 $16.39 $19.28 $21.87 $24.17 $8.20 $11.05 $13.67 $16.16
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 $3,022 $4,457 $6,704 $8,887 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835
Child Care $0 $5,062 $9,869 $14,676 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,062 $9,869 $14,676
Medical $2,394 $5,619 $5,407 $5,471 $4,799 $5,407 $5,471 $5,438 $4,799 $5,407 $5,471 $5,438
Housing $5,988 $8,268 $8,268 $11,376 $6,708 $8,268 $8,268 $11,376 $6,708 $8,268 $8,268 $11,376
Transportation $4,697 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037
Other $2,253 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838
Required annual income after taxes $18,354 $35,877 $44,393 $57,142 $29,517 $34,718 $39,374 $43,525 $29,517 $39,780 $49,243 $58,201
Annual taxes $2,848 $5,568 $6,890 $8,868 $4,581 $5,388 $6,111 $6,755 $4,581 $6,174 $7,643 $9,033
Required annual income before taxes $21,202 $41,445 $51,283 $66,010 $34,098 $40,106 $45,485 $50,280 $34,098 $45,954 $56,886 $67,234

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,550
Business & Financial Operations $62,170
Computer & Mathematical $73,340
Architecture & Engineering $78,970
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,360
Community & Social Service $39,120
Legal $63,330
Education, Training, & Library $44,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,770
Healthcare Support $22,850
Protective Service $32,590
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,190
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,160
Personal Care & Service $18,620
Sales & Related $22,300
Office & Administrative Support $28,960
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,220
Construction & Extraction $35,040
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,490
Production $29,740
Transportation & Material Moving $26,810