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 $10.75 $22.79 $26.28 $31.99 $17.86 $21.72 $24.25 $26.68 $8.72 $12.52 $14.47 $16.40
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 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,836 $8,235 $10,633
Medical $2,261 $7,982 $7,638 $7,721 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440 $5,847 $7,638 $7,721 $7,440
Housing $6,432 $9,000 $9,000 $11,892 $7,200 $9,000 $9,000 $11,892 $6,432 $9,000 $9,000 $11,892
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 $19,133 $40,351 $46,521 $56,452 $31,656 $38,474 $42,937 $47,210 $30,888 $44,310 $51,172 $57,843
Annual taxes $3,223 $7,043 $8,151 $10,096 $5,485 $6,707 $7,508 $8,280 $5,377 $7,754 $9,034 $10,374
Required annual income before taxes $22,357 $47,394 $54,672 $66,548 $37,141 $45,181 $50,444 $55,490 $36,265 $52,064 $60,206 $68,216

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,317
Business & Financial Operations $53,102
Computer & Mathematical $62,999
Architecture & Engineering $61,373
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,052
Community & Social Service $39,400
Legal $56,538
Education, Training, & Library $42,229
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,612
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,831
Healthcare Support $23,095
Protective Service $41,684
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,299
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,667
Personal Care & Service $20,101
Sales & Related $22,066
Office & Administrative Support $28,454
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,219
Construction & Extraction $37,548
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,873
Production $35,573
Transportation & Material Moving $28,886