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 $10.67 $22.07 $27.86 $34.85 $16.96 $22.37 $24.83 $27.20 $12.60 $8.21 $12.60 $15.22 $17.79
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 $6,780 $9,456 $9,456 $12,348 $7,764 $9,456 $9,456 $12,348 $6,780 $9,456 $9,456 $12,348
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 $18,734 $38,720 $48,872 $61,115 $29,779 $39,250 $43,555 $47,720 $28,795 $44,216 $53,375 $62,394
Annual taxes $3,453 $7,176 $9,079 $11,375 $5,508 $7,275 $8,082 $8,865 $5,372 $8,206 $9,922 $11,615
Required annual income before taxes $22,188 $45,896 $57,950 $72,490 $35,287 $46,526 $51,637 $56,585 $52,422 $34,167 $52,422 $63,297 $74,009

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,820
Business & Financial Operations $59,440
Computer & Mathematical $72,780
Architecture & Engineering $66,620
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,460
Community & Social Service $46,650
Legal $81,130
Education, Training, & Library $43,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,130
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,170
Healthcare Support $22,630
Protective Service $35,840
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,380
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,010
Personal Care & Service $19,750
Sales & Related $22,570
Office & Administrative Support $30,590
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,190
Construction & Extraction $32,370
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,630
Production $32,520
Transportation & Material Moving $23,930