Living Wage Calculation for Alexandria city, Virginia

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 $14.50 $26.48 $30.86 $39.14 $20.74 $24.89 $27.45 $31.31 $10.37 $14.32 $16.77 $19.86
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 $6,801 $11,045 $15,290 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,801 $11,045 $15,290
Medical $2,256 $6,742 $6,530 $6,594 $4,790 $6,530 $6,594 $6,561 $4,790 $6,530 $6,594 $6,561
Housing $14,112 $17,628 $17,628 $23,592 $14,868 $17,628 $17,628 $23,592 $14,868 $17,628 $17,628 $23,592
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 $26,340 $48,098 $56,052 $71,094 $37,668 $45,201 $49,857 $56,864 $37,668 $52,002 $60,902 $72,154
Annual taxes $3,825 $6,984 $8,139 $10,323 $5,469 $6,563 $7,239 $8,257 $5,469 $7,551 $8,843 $10,477
Required annual income before taxes $30,164 $55,082 $64,191 $81,417 $43,138 $51,764 $57,096 $65,121 $43,138 $59,552 $69,745 $82,631

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $113,930
Business & Financial Operations $73,710
Computer & Mathematical $92,220
Architecture & Engineering $78,760
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,930
Community & Social Service $43,520
Legal $83,670
Education, Training, & Library $46,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,710
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,780
Healthcare Support $25,990
Protective Service $38,310
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,360
Personal Care & Service $20,470
Sales & Related $24,790
Office & Administrative Support $32,800
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,490
Construction & Extraction $38,250
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,740
Production $31,800
Transportation & Material Moving $30,010