Living Wage Calculation for Alexandria, LA

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 $10.83 $22.97 $25.92 $32.19 $17.95 $21.38 $24.33 $26.76 $16.08 $8.85 $12.34 $14.50 $16.42
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,800 $8,184 $10,567
Medical $2,290 $7,840 $7,559 $7,617 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287 $5,713 $7,559 $7,617 $7,287
Housing $7,140 $9,600 $9,600 $12,780 $7,608 $9,600 $9,600 $12,780 $7,140 $9,600 $9,600 $12,780
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,308 $40,682 $45,882 $56,831 $31,843 $37,892 $43,094 $47,378 $31,375 $43,692 $51,278 $57,945
Annual taxes $3,222 $7,086 $8,022 $10,133 $5,503 $6,581 $7,517 $8,275 $5,438 $7,627 $9,038 $10,354
Required annual income before taxes $22,529 $47,769 $53,904 $66,964 $37,346 $44,473 $50,611 $55,653 $50,182 $36,813 $51,319 $60,315 $68,299

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,436
Business & Financial Operations $52,880
Computer & Mathematical $61,623
Architecture & Engineering $57,790
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,580
Community & Social Service $40,518
Legal $62,925
Education, Training, & Library $41,707
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,341
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,912
Healthcare Support $21,986
Protective Service $40,846
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,147
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,977
Personal Care & Service $19,895
Sales & Related $20,726
Office & Administrative Support $27,819
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,279
Construction & Extraction $36,562
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,894
Production $37,730
Transportation & Material Moving $26,363