Living Wage Calculation for Gadsden, 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 $10.79 $21.42 $26.47 $33.18 $16.99 $20.73 $23.29 $25.25 $8.48 $11.84 $14.56 $16.99
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 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256
Medical $2,496 $6,818 $6,475 $6,557 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276
Housing $5,928 $7,932 $7,932 $9,948 $5,964 $7,932 $7,932 $9,948 $5,928 $7,932 $7,932 $9,948
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 $18,864 $37,446 $46,263 $57,967 $29,670 $36,243 $40,705 $44,102 $29,634 $41,406 $50,914 $59,358
Annual taxes $3,584 $7,114 $8,785 $11,052 $5,659 $6,886 $7,731 $8,425 $5,654 $7,864 $9,666 $11,316
Required annual income before taxes $22,448 $44,560 $55,048 $69,019 $35,329 $43,128 $48,437 $52,527 $35,288 $49,270 $60,580 $70,674

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,995
Business & Financial Operations $57,587
Computer & Mathematical $65,251
Architecture & Engineering $61,671
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $37,188
Legal $55,221
Education, Training, & Library $42,733
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $23,033
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,261
Healthcare Support $24,977
Protective Service $32,281
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,391
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,366
Personal Care & Service $19,309
Sales & Related $21,469
Office & Administrative Support $28,897
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,366
Construction & Extraction $31,900
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,420
Production $25,594
Transportation & Material Moving $28,351