Living Wage Calculation for Birmingham-Hoover, AL

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 $11.98 $22.73 $27.77 $35.27 $18.61 $22.04 $24.59 $27.34 $24.51 $9.07 $12.50 $15.22 $18.03
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 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256
Medical $2,496 $6,818 $6,475 $6,557 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276
Housing $8,089 $10,315 $10,315 $13,758 $8,937 $10,315 $10,315 $13,758 $8,089 $10,315 $10,315 $13,758
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 $21,025 $39,829 $48,646 $61,777 $32,643 $38,626 $43,088 $47,912 $31,795 $43,789 $53,297 $63,168
Annual taxes $3,885 $7,446 $9,117 $11,583 $6,074 $7,218 $8,064 $8,956 $5,956 $8,196 $9,998 $11,847
Required annual income before taxes $24,910 $47,275 $57,764 $73,360 $38,717 $45,844 $51,152 $56,868 $50,973 $37,751 $51,985 $63,296 $75,015

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,618
Business & Financial Operations $66,218
Computer & Mathematical $80,302
Architecture & Engineering $77,473
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,625
Community & Social Service $44,235
Legal $67,422
Education, Training, & Library $51,600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,307
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,264
Healthcare Support $26,315
Protective Service $34,267
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,070
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,311
Personal Care & Service $20,122
Sales & Related $28,413
Office & Administrative Support $34,801
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,248
Construction & Extraction $41,488
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,798
Production $32,703
Transportation & Material Moving $29,709