Living Wage Calculation for Dothan, 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 $11.04 $21.60 $26.64 $33.77 $17.25 $20.91 $23.47 $25.84 $23.38 $8.61 $11.93 $14.65 $17.28
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 $6,382 $8,258 $8,258 $11,018 $6,446 $8,258 $8,258 $11,018 $6,382 $8,258 $8,258 $11,018
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 $19,318 $37,772 $46,590 $59,037 $30,153 $36,569 $41,031 $45,172 $30,088 $41,732 $51,240 $60,428
Annual taxes $3,647 $7,159 $8,830 $11,201 $5,727 $6,931 $7,777 $8,574 $5,718 $7,910 $9,711 $11,465
Required annual income before taxes $22,965 $44,931 $55,420 $70,238 $35,879 $43,500 $48,808 $53,746 $48,630 $35,805 $49,641 $60,952 $71,893

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,115
Business & Financial Operations $56,507
Computer & Mathematical $58,482
Architecture & Engineering $71,218
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,778
Community & Social Service $44,595
Legal $61,332
Education, Training, & Library $46,416
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,806
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,415
Healthcare Support $24,607
Protective Service $34,174
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,330
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,708
Personal Care & Service $19,083
Sales & Related $23,352
Office & Administrative Support $30,203
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,032
Construction & Extraction $33,783
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,990
Production $27,199
Transportation & Material Moving $29,432