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 $11.41 $22.53 $27.57 $34.67 $18.26 $21.84 $24.39 $26.74 $24.31 $8.79 $12.40 $15.11 $17.73
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 $7,056 $9,948 $9,948 $12,660 $8,292 $9,948 $9,948 $12,660 $7,056 $9,948 $9,948 $12,660
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 $19,992 $39,462 $48,279 $60,679 $31,998 $38,259 $42,721 $46,814 $30,762 $43,422 $52,930 $62,070
Annual taxes $3,741 $7,395 $9,066 $11,430 $5,984 $7,167 $8,013 $8,803 $5,812 $8,145 $9,947 $11,694
Required annual income before taxes $23,733 $46,857 $57,345 $72,109 $37,982 $45,425 $50,734 $55,617 $50,555 $36,574 $51,567 $62,877 $73,764

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,218
Business & Financial Operations $61,980
Computer & Mathematical $80,302
Architecture & Engineering $67,350
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,374
Community & Social Service $48,710
Legal $94,004
Education, Training, & Library $47,259
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,153
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,787
Healthcare Support $25,173
Protective Service $37,342
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,474
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,560
Personal Care & Service $20,009
Sales & Related $24,072
Office & Administrative Support $32,446
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,662
Construction & Extraction $35,707
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,924
Production $32,199
Transportation & Material Moving $25,162