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 $10.30 $20.17 $24.90 $31.79 $16.74 $19.53 $22.11 $24.23 $8.37 $11.17 $13.80 $16.19
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $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 $3,022 $4,457 $6,704 $8,887 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835
Child Care $0 $5,062 $9,869 $14,676 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,062 $9,869 $14,676
Medical $2,394 $5,619 $5,407 $5,471 $4,799 $5,407 $5,471 $5,438 $4,799 $5,407 $5,471 $5,438
Housing $6,182 $8,708 $8,708 $11,472 $7,327 $8,708 $8,708 $11,472 $7,327 $8,708 $8,708 $11,472
Transportation $4,697 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037
Other $2,253 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838
Required annual income after taxes $18,548 $36,316 $44,833 $57,238 $30,137 $35,157 $39,814 $43,622 $30,137 $40,220 $49,683 $58,298
Annual taxes $2,879 $5,636 $6,958 $8,883 $4,677 $5,456 $6,179 $6,770 $4,677 $6,242 $7,711 $9,048
Required annual income before taxes $21,427 $41,953 $51,791 $66,122 $34,814 $40,614 $45,993 $50,392 $34,814 $46,462 $57,394 $67,346

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,570
Business & Financial Operations $59,920
Computer & Mathematical $71,100
Architecture & Engineering $72,550
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,690
Community & Social Service $39,940
Legal $73,710
Education, Training, & Library $47,420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,000
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,650
Healthcare Support $23,650
Protective Service $31,170
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,520
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,600
Personal Care & Service $18,690
Sales & Related $24,690
Office & Administrative Support $31,110
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,090
Construction & Extraction $37,900
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,210
Production $31,250
Transportation & Material Moving $28,390