Living Wage Calculation for Montgomery, 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 $11.10 $22.35 $26.83 $34.38 $18.09 $21.13 $24.11 $26.34 $15.72 $8.73 $12.03 $14.96 $17.51
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 $7,044 $9,864 $9,864 $12,648 $8,184 $9,864 $9,864 $12,648 $7,044 $9,864 $9,864 $12,648
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 $19,445 $39,118 $46,950 $60,135 $31,672 $36,997 $42,198 $46,086 $30,532 $42,128 $52,345 $61,248
Annual taxes $3,649 $7,362 $8,852 $11,374 $5,947 $6,956 $7,944 $8,696 $5,788 $7,933 $9,877 $11,584
Required annual income before taxes $23,094 $46,480 $55,801 $71,508 $37,619 $43,952 $50,142 $54,782 $49,055 $36,320 $50,061 $62,222 $72,832

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,315
Business & Financial Operations $60,731
Computer & Mathematical $75,020
Architecture & Engineering $64,821
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,350
Community & Social Service $48,503
Legal $82,492
Education, Training, & Library $45,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,673
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,681
Healthcare Support $24,405
Protective Service $36,101
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,198
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,468
Personal Care & Service $19,793
Sales & Related $24,129
Office & Administrative Support $31,662
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,893
Construction & Extraction $35,240
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,003
Production $32,503
Transportation & Material Moving $24,877