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 $10.15 $20.38 $23.21 $27.98 $16.49 $20.09 $22.49 $25.17 $22.71 $8.21 $11.35 $12.86 $14.53
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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

*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 $3,011 $4,431 $6,652 $8,834 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776
Child Care $0 $4,656 $5,757 $6,858 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,656 $5,757 $6,858
Medical $2,210 $6,784 $6,584 $6,553 $4,909 $6,584 $6,553 $6,668 $4,909 $6,584 $6,553 $6,668
Housing $6,588 $8,160 $8,160 $11,064 $6,708 $8,160 $8,160 $11,064 $6,588 $8,160 $8,160 $11,064
Transportation $4,290 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $18,245 $36,391 $41,428 $49,898 $29,498 $35,884 $40,146 $44,926 $29,378 $40,540 $45,903 $51,785
Annual taxes $2,857 $5,992 $6,848 $8,303 $4,804 $5,906 $6,630 $7,435 $4,789 $6,697 $7,608 $8,661
Required annual income before taxes $21,102 $42,383 $48,276 $58,201 $34,302 $41,790 $46,777 $52,361 $47,237 $34,167 $47,237 $53,512 $60,446

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,230
Business & Financial Operations $50,960
Computer & Mathematical $58,690
Architecture & Engineering $57,380
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,020
Community & Social Service $40,540
Legal $63,990
Education, Training, & Library $41,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,380
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,050
Healthcare Support $21,470
Protective Service $37,530
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,760
Personal Care & Service $18,950
Sales & Related $19,740
Office & Administrative Support $26,920
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,690
Construction & Extraction $34,770
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,110
Production $34,150
Transportation & Material Moving $25,000