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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.28 $20.81 $25.74 $32.60 $17.10 $20.40 $22.82 $25.52 $8.22 $11.58 $14.14 $16.84
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

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 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 $4,856 $9,611 $14,367 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,856 $9,611 $14,367
Medical $2,270 $6,007 $5,808 $5,776 $4,684 $5,808 $5,776 $5,891 $4,684 $5,808 $5,776 $5,891
Housing $6,446 $9,080 $9,080 $11,959 $7,637 $9,080 $9,080 $11,959 $6,446 $9,080 $9,080 $11,959
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 $18,163 $36,735 $45,426 $57,525 $30,203 $36,027 $40,290 $45,045 $29,011 $40,883 $49,901 $59,412
Annual taxes $3,217 $6,542 $8,106 $10,284 $5,359 $6,415 $7,182 $8,039 $5,204 $7,289 $8,911 $10,624
Required annual income before taxes $21,380 $43,277 $53,532 $67,809 $35,562 $42,442 $47,471 $53,084 $34,216 $48,171 $58,812 $70,035

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,130
Business & Financial Operations $61,510
Computer & Mathematical $74,080
Architecture & Engineering $72,410
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,550
Community & Social Service $41,260
Legal $69,290
Education, Training, & Library $47,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,630
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,890
Healthcare Support $23,930
Protective Service $29,970
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,760
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,610
Personal Care & Service $18,860
Sales & Related $25,290
Office & Administrative Support $32,440
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,480
Construction & Extraction $38,200
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,650
Production $30,840
Transportation & Material Moving $28,570