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 $14.84 $29.31 $36.73 $47.78 $23.75 $28.64 $34.06 $36.40 $11.68 $16.38 $21.14 $24.37
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 $6,937 $13,873 $20,810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,937 $13,873 $20,810
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 $6,300 $8,976 $8,976 $11,316 $6,960 $8,976 $8,976 $11,316 $6,300 $8,976 $8,976 $11,316
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 $25,026 $49,412 $61,922 $80,548 $40,041 $48,276 $57,416 $61,356 $39,381 $55,213 $71,289 $82,166
Annual taxes $5,851 $11,553 $14,478 $18,833 $9,362 $11,287 $13,424 $14,346 $9,208 $12,909 $16,668 $19,211
Required annual income before taxes $30,878 $60,965 $76,399 $99,381 $49,403 $59,564 $70,840 $75,702 $48,588 $68,123 $87,957 $101,378

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,071
Business & Financial Operations $62,916
Computer & Mathematical $57,898
Architecture & Engineering $78,014
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,012
Community & Social Service $48,257
Legal $55,726
Education, Training, & Library $56,057
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,568
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,986
Healthcare Support $25,231
Protective Service $34,497
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,004
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,429
Personal Care & Service $20,929
Sales & Related $26,632
Office & Administrative Support $34,176
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,953
Construction & Extraction $43,389
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,882
Production $37,514
Transportation & Material Moving $30,634