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 $10.75 $22.79 $26.28 $31.99 $17.86 $21.72 $24.25 $26.68 $24.48 $8.72 $12.52 $14.47 $16.40
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633
Medical $2,261 $7,982 $7,638 $7,721 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440
Housing $6,432 $9,000 $9,000 $11,892 $7,200 $9,000 $9,000 $11,892 $6,432 $9,000 $9,000 $11,892
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $19,133 $40,351 $46,521 $56,452 $31,656 $38,474 $42,937 $47,210 $30,888 $44,310 $51,172 $57,843
Annual taxes $3,223 $7,043 $8,151 $10,096 $5,485 $6,707 $7,508 $8,280 $5,377 $7,754 $9,034 $10,374
Required annual income before taxes $22,357 $47,394 $54,672 $66,548 $37,141 $45,181 $50,444 $55,490 $50,920 $36,265 $52,064 $60,206 $68,216

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,317
Business & Financial Operations $53,102
Computer & Mathematical $62,999
Architecture & Engineering $61,373
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,052
Community & Social Service $39,400
Legal $56,538
Education, Training, & Library $42,229
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,612
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,831
Healthcare Support $23,095
Protective Service $41,684
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,299
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,667
Personal Care & Service $20,101
Sales & Related $22,066
Office & Administrative Support $28,454
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,219
Construction & Extraction $37,548
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,873
Production $35,573
Transportation & Material Moving $28,886