Living Wage Calculation for Dothan, AL

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 $14.93 $27.80 $34.07 $44.13 $23.50 $28.28 $33.70 $36.20 $11.72 $15.62 $19.81 $22.55
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 $4,997 $9,993 $14,990 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,997 $9,993 $14,990
Medical $2,733 $7,921 $7,708 $8,018 $6,298 $7,708 $8,018 $7,807 $6,298 $7,708 $8,018 $7,807
Housing $6,445 $8,372 $8,372 $10,986 $6,543 $8,372 $8,372 $10,986 $6,445 $8,372 $8,372 $10,986
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 $25,172 $46,868 $57,438 $74,398 $39,624 $47,672 $56,812 $61,026 $39,526 $52,669 $66,805 $76,016
Annual taxes $5,885 $10,958 $13,429 $17,395 $9,264 $11,146 $13,283 $14,268 $9,241 $12,314 $15,619 $17,773
Required annual income before taxes $31,057 $57,826 $70,867 $91,793 $48,888 $58,819 $70,095 $75,295 $48,768 $64,984 $82,425 $93,789

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,934
Business & Financial Operations $61,193
Computer & Mathematical $74,333
Architecture & Engineering $91,860
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,014
Community & Social Service $45,079
Legal $49,188
Education, Training, & Library $49,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,134
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,619
Healthcare Support $24,974
Protective Service $38,509
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,672
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,395
Personal Care & Service $23,433
Sales & Related $27,371
Office & Administrative Support $33,480
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,843
Construction & Extraction $37,354
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,255
Production $30,837
Transportation & Material Moving $33,887