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 $12.97 $25.44 $30.82 $38.80 $21.20 $25.45 $29.05 $30.70 $10.57 $14.10 $17.28 $19.49
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $4,648 $9,296 $13,944 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,648 $9,296 $13,944
Medical $2,889 $7,691 $7,379 $7,519 $5,873 $7,379 $7,519 $7,173 $5,873 $7,379 $7,519 $7,173
Housing $6,003 $7,917 $7,917 $10,417 $6,091 $7,917 $7,917 $10,417 $6,003 $7,917 $7,917 $10,417
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $21,868 $42,881 $51,953 $65,413 $35,743 $42,905 $48,981 $51,761 $35,654 $47,553 $58,277 $65,705
Annual taxes $5,113 $10,026 $12,147 $15,294 $8,357 $10,032 $11,452 $12,102 $8,336 $11,118 $13,625 $15,362
Required annual income before taxes $26,981 $52,907 $64,100 $80,707 $44,099 $52,937 $60,433 $63,863 $43,990 $58,672 $71,902 $81,067

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,721
Business & Financial Operations $59,194
Computer & Mathematical $63,623
Architecture & Engineering $85,394
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,509
Community & Social Service $45,966
Legal $46,191
Education, Training, & Library $47,244
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,766
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,344
Healthcare Support $24,512
Protective Service $34,456
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,499
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,543
Personal Care & Service $22,384
Sales & Related $25,218
Office & Administrative Support $31,530
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,008
Construction & Extraction $35,377
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,216
Production $27,111
Transportation & Material Moving $30,037