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 $13.13 $25.41 $30.54 $38.09 $21.34 $25.69 $29.29 $30.77 $10.66 $14.09 $17.14 $19.13
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 $4,211 $8,421 $12,632 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,211 $8,421 $12,632
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 $6,276 $8,316 $8,316 $10,524 $6,324 $8,316 $8,316 $10,524 $6,276 $8,316 $8,316 $10,524
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 $22,142 $42,843 $51,477 $64,209 $35,975 $43,304 $49,380 $51,868 $35,927 $47,515 $57,801 $64,500
Annual taxes $5,177 $10,017 $12,036 $15,012 $8,411 $10,125 $11,545 $12,127 $8,400 $11,109 $13,514 $15,081
Required annual income before taxes $27,318 $52,860 $63,513 $79,221 $44,386 $53,429 $60,925 $63,996 $44,327 $58,624 $71,315 $79,581

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,716
Business & Financial Operations $54,355
Computer & Mathematical $66,099
Architecture & Engineering $61,792
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,401
Community & Social Service $46,866
Legal $61,976
Education, Training, & Library $49,955
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $28,144
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,211
Healthcare Support $24,328
Protective Service $32,390
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,336
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,632
Personal Care & Service $20,952
Sales & Related $24,236
Office & Administrative Support $31,469
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $39,326
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,387
Production $26,589
Transportation & Material Moving $29,167