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 $10.80 $21.85 $26.33 $34.12 $17.68 $20.63 $23.61 $26.07 $15.39 $8.58 $11.78 $14.71 $17.38
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 $6,492 $8,952 $8,952 $12,168 $7,440 $8,952 $8,952 $12,168 $6,492 $8,952 $8,952 $12,168
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 $18,893 $38,206 $46,038 $59,655 $30,928 $36,085 $41,286 $45,606 $29,980 $41,216 $51,433 $60,768
Annual taxes $3,572 $7,235 $8,724 $11,307 $5,843 $6,828 $7,817 $8,629 $5,711 $7,806 $9,750 $11,517
Required annual income before taxes $22,465 $45,441 $54,762 $70,961 $36,771 $42,913 $49,103 $54,235 $48,015 $35,691 $49,021 $61,183 $72,285

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $120,612
Business & Financial Operations $83,958
Computer & Mathematical $91,850
Architecture & Engineering $103,156
Life, Physical, & Social Science $84,604
Community & Social Service $42,302
Legal $69,967
Education, Training, & Library $45,992
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,759
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,858
Healthcare Support $24,877
Protective Service $36,654
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,383
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,232
Personal Care & Service $19,496
Sales & Related $23,483
Office & Administrative Support $31,980
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,371
Construction & Extraction $37,812
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,393
Production $32,964
Transportation & Material Moving $26,199