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 $27.05 $31.86 $40.13 $21.13 $25.30 $27.39 $31.94 $10.35 $14.59 $17.03 $20.70
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 $7,056 $12,118 $17,180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,056 $12,118 $17,180
Medical $2,402 $6,899 $6,727 $6,588 $4,895 $6,727 $6,588 $6,813 $4,895 $6,727 $6,588 $6,813
Housing $14,112 $17,628 $17,628 $23,592 $14,868 $17,628 $17,628 $23,592 $14,112 $17,628 $17,628 $23,592
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 $26,342 $49,130 $57,864 $72,879 $38,370 $45,944 $49,741 $58,018 $37,614 $53,000 $61,859 $75,198
Annual taxes $3,825 $7,134 $8,402 $10,582 $5,571 $6,671 $7,222 $8,424 $5,462 $7,696 $8,982 $10,919
Required annual income before taxes $30,167 $56,263 $66,266 $83,461 $43,942 $52,615 $56,963 $66,442 $43,076 $60,696 $70,840 $86,116

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $112,680
Business & Financial Operations $72,790
Computer & Mathematical $92,290
Architecture & Engineering $78,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,270
Community & Social Service $42,850
Legal $81,820
Education, Training, & Library $45,730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,440
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,310
Healthcare Support $25,720
Protective Service $37,790
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,420
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,710
Personal Care & Service $20,070
Sales & Related $24,450
Office & Administrative Support $32,250
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,310
Construction & Extraction $37,140
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,640
Production $31,130
Transportation & Material Moving $29,560