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 $14.76 $30.77 $38.17 $49.76 $23.99 $30.20 $35.69 $38.57 $11.61 $17.13 $21.90 $25.36
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $6,749 $13,497 $20,246 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,749 $13,497 $20,246
Medical $2,722 $9,078 $8,864 $9,174 $6,353 $8,864 $9,174 $8,963 $6,353 $8,864 $9,174 $8,963
Housing $6,480 $9,828 $9,828 $13,020 $7,800 $9,828 $9,828 $13,020 $6,480 $9,828 $9,828 $13,020
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $25,196 $51,232 $63,554 $82,844 $40,936 $50,285 $59,424 $64,217 $39,616 $57,034 $72,921 $84,463
Annual taxes $5,512 $12,768 $15,839 $20,646 $8,956 $12,532 $14,810 $16,004 $8,667 $14,214 $18,173 $21,050
Required annual income before taxes $30,708 $64,000 $79,393 $103,491 $49,892 $62,816 $74,234 $80,221 $48,283 $71,247 $91,095 $105,512

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,430
Business & Financial Operations $62,263
Computer & Mathematical $65,634
Architecture & Engineering $72,953
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,542
Community & Social Service $47,594
Legal $59,792
Education, Training, & Library $45,914
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,295
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,087
Healthcare Support $21,710
Protective Service $45,282
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,394
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,294
Personal Care & Service $29,500
Sales & Related $25,766
Office & Administrative Support $32,999
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,817
Construction & Extraction $40,425
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,752
Production $41,334
Transportation & Material Moving $32,089