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 $12.01 $22.60 $27.64 $34.98 $18.21 $21.91 $24.46 $27.05 $24.38 $9.09 $12.43 $15.15 $17.89
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 $8,148 $10,080 $10,080 $13,224 $8,196 $10,080 $10,080 $13,224 $8,148 $10,080 $10,080 $13,224
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 $21,084 $39,594 $48,411 $61,243 $31,902 $38,391 $42,853 $47,378 $31,854 $43,554 $53,062 $62,634
Annual taxes $3,893 $7,413 $9,084 $11,509 $5,971 $7,185 $8,031 $8,882 $5,964 $8,164 $9,966 $11,773
Required annual income before taxes $24,977 $47,008 $57,496 $72,752 $37,873 $45,576 $50,884 $56,260 $50,706 $37,818 $51,717 $63,028 $74,407

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,802
Business & Financial Operations $60,869
Computer & Mathematical $60,015
Architecture & Engineering $83,254
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,900
Community & Social Service $40,264
Legal $63,235
Education, Training, & Library $47,537
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,857
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,761
Healthcare Support $24,072
Protective Service $32,981
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,494
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,901
Personal Care & Service $20,029
Sales & Related $25,893
Office & Administrative Support $31,654
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,789
Construction & Extraction $39,698
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,525
Production $45,624
Transportation & Material Moving $30,717