Living Wage Calculation for Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 $10.72 $21.37 $25.85 $33.35 $17.10 $20.15 $23.13 $25.31 $15.07 $8.54 $11.54 $14.47 $16.99
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 $6,348 $8,076 $8,076 $10,764 $6,384 $8,076 $8,076 $10,764 $6,348 $8,076 $8,076 $10,764
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 $18,749 $37,330 $45,162 $58,251 $29,872 $35,209 $40,410 $44,202 $29,836 $40,340 $50,557 $59,364
Annual taxes $3,552 $7,113 $8,602 $11,111 $5,696 $6,706 $7,695 $8,433 $5,691 $7,683 $9,628 $11,321
Required annual income before taxes $22,301 $44,443 $53,764 $69,362 $35,568 $41,915 $48,105 $52,635 $47,017 $35,527 $48,023 $60,185 $70,685

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,023
Business & Financial Operations $55,114
Computer & Mathematical $53,997
Architecture & Engineering $70,284
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,594
Community & Social Service $43,573
Legal $68,870
Education, Training, & Library $47,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,120
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $44,957
Healthcare Support $23,309
Protective Service $34,512
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,127
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,628
Personal Care & Service $19,147
Sales & Related $22,048
Office & Administrative Support $28,362
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,159
Construction & Extraction $36,675
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,472
Production $31,058
Transportation & Material Moving $26,722