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 $12.02 $22.81 $27.29 $35.10 $18.41 $21.59 $24.57 $27.05 $16.03 $9.19 $12.26 $15.19 $17.87
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 $2,986 $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 $8,724 $10,704 $10,704 $13,956 $8,784 $10,704 $10,704 $13,956 $8,724 $10,704 $10,704 $13,956
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 $21,125 $39,958 $47,790 $61,443 $32,272 $37,837 $43,038 $47,394 $32,212 $42,968 $53,185 $62,556
Annual taxes $3,883 $7,479 $8,969 $11,556 $6,031 $7,073 $8,061 $8,878 $6,023 $8,050 $9,994 $11,766
Required annual income before taxes $25,008 $47,437 $56,758 $72,999 $38,303 $44,909 $51,100 $56,273 $50,012 $38,235 $51,018 $63,179 $74,323

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,416
Business & Financial Operations $60,588
Computer & Mathematical $58,251
Architecture & Engineering $80,657
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,451
Community & Social Service $39,022
Legal $64,965
Education, Training, & Library $48,616
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,131
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,337
Healthcare Support $23,432
Protective Service $31,652
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,034
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,361
Personal Care & Service $19,721
Sales & Related $25,297
Office & Administrative Support $30,709
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,775
Construction & Extraction $38,468
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,589
Production $43,645
Transportation & Material Moving $29,684