Living Wage Calculation for Marshall County, Alabama

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $10.62 $21.17 $26.22 $33.29 $16.81 $20.48 $23.04 $25.36 $8.41 $11.72 $14.44 $17.04
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 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 $5,616 $7,476 $7,476 $10,140 $5,652 $7,476 $7,476 $10,140 $5,652 $7,476 $7,476 $10,140
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 $18,552 $36,990 $45,807 $58,159 $29,358 $35,787 $40,249 $44,294 $29,358 $40,950 $50,458 $59,550
Annual taxes $3,540 $7,050 $8,721 $11,079 $5,616 $6,822 $7,668 $8,451 $5,616 $7,800 $9,602 $11,342
Required annual income before taxes $22,092 $44,040 $54,528 $69,238 $34,974 $42,609 $47,917 $52,746 $34,974 $48,750 $60,061 $70,893

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,765
Business & Financial Operations $66,198
Computer & Mathematical $79,818
Architecture & Engineering $86,062
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,948
Community & Social Service $43,247
Legal $66,208
Education, Training, & Library $47,619
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,962
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,038
Healthcare Support $24,802
Protective Service $35,254
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,556
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,012
Personal Care & Service $19,803
Sales & Related $24,401
Office & Administrative Support $31,983
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,962
Construction & Extraction $38,453
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,173
Production $31,386
Transportation & Material Moving $28,979