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 $10.40 $21.67 $27.46 $34.62 $16.64 $21.97 $24.43 $26.97 $12.40 $8.08 $12.40 $15.02 $17.68
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 $6,300 $8,724 $8,724 $11,928 $7,176 $8,724 $8,724 $11,928 $6,300 $8,724 $8,724 $11,928
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 $18,254 $37,988 $48,140 $60,695 $29,191 $38,518 $42,823 $47,300 $28,315 $43,484 $52,643 $61,974
Annual taxes $3,387 $7,075 $8,978 $11,318 $5,427 $7,175 $7,982 $8,807 $5,306 $8,105 $9,822 $11,557
Required annual income before taxes $21,642 $45,063 $57,118 $72,012 $34,618 $45,693 $50,804 $56,108 $51,590 $33,621 $51,590 $62,465 $73,532

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $116,940
Business & Financial Operations $80,860
Computer & Mathematical $88,750
Architecture & Engineering $98,960
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,900
Community & Social Service $41,360
Legal $75,500
Education, Training, & Library $46,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,110
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,600
Healthcare Support $23,430
Protective Service $36,180
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,670
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,990
Personal Care & Service $19,040
Sales & Related $22,550
Office & Administrative Support $30,760
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,120
Construction & Extraction $35,860
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,470
Production $33,410
Transportation & Material Moving $25,030