Living Wage Calculation for Florence-Muscle Shoals, 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 $12.96 $26.89 $33.34 $42.33 $21.61 $25.84 $29.44 $31.02 $10.57 $14.83 $18.55 $21.25
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 $6,453 $12,906 $19,358 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,453 $12,906 $19,358
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 $5,976 $8,568 $8,568 $10,956 $6,780 $8,568 $8,568 $10,956 $5,976 $8,568 $8,568 $10,956
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 $21,842 $45,337 $56,214 $71,367 $36,431 $43,556 $49,632 $52,300 $35,627 $50,009 $62,538 $71,658
Annual taxes $5,107 $10,600 $13,143 $16,686 $8,518 $10,184 $11,604 $12,228 $8,330 $11,692 $14,622 $16,754
Required annual income before taxes $26,948 $55,937 $69,358 $88,053 $44,949 $53,740 $61,236 $64,529 $43,957 $61,702 $77,159 $88,413

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,992
Business & Financial Operations $57,403
Computer & Mathematical $55,787
Architecture & Engineering $74,867
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,334
Community & Social Service $44,472
Legal $69,281
Education, Training, & Library $51,081
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,062
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,917
Healthcare Support $23,704
Protective Service $32,871
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,755
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,886
Personal Care & Service $19,336
Sales & Related $24,267
Office & Administrative Support $32,318
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,272
Construction & Extraction $40,410
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,216
Production $33,781
Transportation & Material Moving $26,558