Living Wage Calculation for Mobile, 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 $11.22 $22.07 $27.86 $34.88 $17.02 $22.37 $24.83 $27.24 $12.60 $8.49 $12.60 $15.22 $17.81
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 $7,788 $9,456 $9,456 $12,408 $7,872 $9,456 $9,456 $12,408 $7,788 $9,456 $9,456 $12,408
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 $19,742 $38,720 $48,872 $61,175 $29,887 $39,250 $43,555 $47,780 $29,803 $44,216 $53,375 $62,454
Annual taxes $3,592 $7,176 $9,079 $11,384 $5,522 $7,275 $8,082 $8,873 $5,511 $8,206 $9,922 $11,623
Required annual income before taxes $23,334 $45,896 $57,950 $72,558 $35,409 $46,526 $51,637 $56,654 $52,422 $35,314 $52,422 $63,297 $74,078

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,030
Business & Financial Operations $59,110
Computer & Mathematical $56,630
Architecture & Engineering $76,320
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,640
Community & Social Service $37,370
Legal $59,640
Education, Training, & Library $46,820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,130
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,370
Healthcare Support $22,960
Protective Service $28,790
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,270
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,310
Personal Care & Service $19,260
Sales & Related $23,160
Office & Administrative Support $28,880
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,130
Construction & Extraction $36,640
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,160
Production $41,880
Transportation & Material Moving $29,390