Living Wage Calculation for Huntsville, 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 $10.97 $21.79 $26.83 $34.08 $17.68 $21.10 $23.65 $26.15 $23.57 $8.57 $12.03 $14.75 $17.44
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 $6,252 $8,604 $8,604 $11,592 $7,236 $8,604 $8,604 $11,592 $6,252 $8,604 $8,604 $11,592
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 $19,188 $38,118 $46,935 $59,611 $30,942 $36,915 $41,377 $45,746 $29,958 $42,078 $51,586 $61,002
Annual taxes $3,629 $7,208 $8,878 $11,281 $5,837 $6,979 $7,825 $8,654 $5,699 $7,958 $9,760 $11,545
Required annual income before taxes $22,817 $45,326 $55,814 $70,892 $36,779 $43,894 $49,202 $54,400 $49,024 $35,658 $50,035 $61,346 $72,547

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $121,450
Business & Financial Operations $86,165
Computer & Mathematical $95,701
Architecture & Engineering $103,088
Life, Physical, & Social Science $80,013
Community & Social Service $43,299
Legal $69,346
Education, Training, & Library $42,373
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,945
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,034
Healthcare Support $25,831
Protective Service $36,396
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,412
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,123
Personal Care & Service $19,618
Sales & Related $24,021
Office & Administrative Support $32,847
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,430
Construction & Extraction $38,855
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,387
Production $33,629
Transportation & Material Moving $28,711