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 $10.59 $21.23 $25.71 $33.18 $16.98 $20.01 $22.99 $25.14 $14.98 $8.47 $11.47 $14.40 $16.91
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 $6,103 $7,823 $7,823 $10,458 $6,170 $7,823 $7,823 $10,458 $6,103 $7,823 $7,823 $10,458
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 $18,504 $37,077 $44,909 $57,945 $29,658 $34,956 $40,157 $43,896 $29,591 $40,087 $50,304 $59,058
Annual taxes $3,517 $7,077 $8,567 $11,068 $5,666 $6,671 $7,660 $8,390 $5,657 $7,648 $9,592 $11,278
Required annual income before taxes $22,022 $44,155 $53,476 $69,013 $35,324 $41,627 $47,817 $52,287 $46,729 $35,248 $47,735 $59,897 $70,337

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,800
Business & Financial Operations $55,668
Computer & Mathematical $58,763
Architecture & Engineering $70,049
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,446
Community & Social Service $42,476
Legal $62,771
Education, Training, & Library $44,465
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $28,013
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,805
Healthcare Support $23,555
Protective Service $34,040
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,911
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,387
Personal Care & Service $19,014
Sales & Related $21,658
Office & Administrative Support $29,254
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,732
Construction & Extraction $33,179
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,044
Production $27,993
Transportation & Material Moving $28,710