Living Wage Calculation for Alexandria, LA

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 $10.53 $23.21 $27.08 $32.77 $18.20 $22.45 $24.90 $27.92 $8.69 $12.91 $14.84 $17.08
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $5,932 $8,370 $10,808 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,932 $8,370 $10,808
Medical $2,599 $8,291 $8,003 $8,123 $6,163 $8,003 $8,123 $8,024 $6,163 $8,003 $8,123 $8,024
Housing $5,988 $9,324 $9,324 $12,240 $7,476 $9,324 $9,324 $12,240 $5,988 $9,324 $9,324 $12,240
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $18,731 $41,106 $47,935 $57,801 $32,271 $39,760 $44,086 $49,399 $30,783 $45,692 $52,456 $60,207
Annual taxes $3,178 $7,172 $8,398 $10,360 $5,591 $6,931 $7,707 $8,684 $5,383 $7,996 $9,281 $10,840
Required annual income before taxes $21,909 $48,278 $56,333 $68,161 $37,862 $46,691 $51,794 $58,083 $36,166 $53,688 $61,737 $71,047

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,958
Business & Financial Operations $54,311
Computer & Mathematical $61,253
Architecture & Engineering $62,239
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,731
Community & Social Service $40,375
Legal $52,471
Education, Training, & Library $43,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,193
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,262
Healthcare Support $23,338
Protective Service $41,879
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,344
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,265
Personal Care & Service $19,821
Sales & Related $22,596
Office & Administrative Support $29,376
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,766
Construction & Extraction $37,315
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,464
Production $38,189
Transportation & Material Moving $28,828