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 $10.15 $21.09 $26.88 $33.71 $15.98 $21.39 $23.85 $26.06 $12.11 $7.96 $12.11 $14.73 $17.22
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

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,966 $9,820 $14,674 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,966 $9,820 $14,674
Medical $2,112 $7,416 $7,130 $7,290 $4,180 $7,130 $7,290 $7,148 $4,180 $7,130 $7,290 $7,148
Housing $5,836 $7,670 $7,670 $10,262 $5,956 $7,670 $7,670 $10,262 $5,836 $7,670 $7,670 $10,262
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $17,790 $36,934 $47,086 $59,029 $27,971 $37,464 $41,769 $45,635 $27,851 $42,430 $51,589 $60,309
Annual taxes $3,324 $6,931 $8,833 $11,089 $5,259 $7,030 $7,837 $8,579 $5,243 $7,961 $9,677 $11,329
Required annual income before taxes $21,114 $43,865 $55,919 $70,118 $33,230 $44,494 $49,605 $54,213 $50,391 $33,094 $50,391 $61,266 $71,637

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,580
Business & Financial Operations $53,410
Computer & Mathematical $58,550
Architecture & Engineering $67,410
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,300
Community & Social Service $40,460
Legal $41,760
Education, Training, & Library $41,560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,080
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $47,710
Healthcare Support $22,500
Protective Service $32,550
Food Preparation & Serving Related $17,990
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,370
Personal Care & Service $18,380
Sales & Related $21,220
Office & Administrative Support $27,030
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,870
Construction & Extraction $31,130
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,800
Production $26,030
Transportation & Material Moving $26,680