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 $11.51 $22.49 $26.97 $34.91 $18.40 $21.27 $24.25 $26.87 $15.82 $8.93 $12.11 $15.03 $17.77
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 $5,131 $10,147 $15,162 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,131 $10,147 $15,162
Medical $2,524 $6,681 $6,400 $6,458 $4,966 $6,400 $6,458 $6,127 $4,966 $6,400 $6,458 $6,127
Housing $7,783 $10,124 $10,124 $13,619 $8,754 $10,124 $10,124 $13,619 $7,783 $10,124 $10,124 $13,619
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 $20,184 $39,378 $47,210 $61,105 $32,242 $37,257 $42,458 $47,057 $31,271 $42,388 $52,605 $62,219
Annual taxes $3,752 $7,398 $8,888 $11,509 $6,027 $6,992 $7,981 $8,831 $5,891 $7,969 $9,913 $11,719
Required annual income before taxes $23,936 $46,776 $56,098 $72,615 $38,269 $44,248 $50,439 $55,888 $49,351 $37,162 $50,357 $62,518 $73,938

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,535
Business & Financial Operations $63,366
Computer & Mathematical $76,588
Architecture & Engineering $73,134
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,777
Community & Social Service $42,404
Legal $68,480
Education, Training, & Library $50,174
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,973
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,384
Healthcare Support $25,379
Protective Service $30,894
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,721
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,519
Personal Care & Service $19,731
Sales & Related $27,685
Office & Administrative Support $33,887
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,017
Construction & Extraction $39,811
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,444
Production $32,216
Transportation & Material Moving $28,721