Living Wage Calculation for Huntsville, 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 $10.97 $21.79 $26.83 $34.08 $17.68 $21.10 $23.65 $26.15 $8.57 $12.03 $14.75 $17.44
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 $6,252 $8,604 $8,604 $11,592 $7,236 $8,604 $8,604 $11,592 $6,252 $8,604 $8,604 $11,592
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 $19,188 $38,118 $46,935 $59,611 $30,942 $36,915 $41,377 $45,746 $29,958 $42,078 $51,586 $61,002
Annual taxes $3,629 $7,208 $8,878 $11,281 $5,837 $6,979 $7,825 $8,654 $5,699 $7,958 $9,760 $11,545
Required annual income before taxes $22,817 $45,326 $55,814 $70,892 $36,779 $43,894 $49,202 $54,400 $35,658 $50,035 $61,346 $72,547

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $121,450
Business & Financial Operations $86,165
Computer & Mathematical $95,701
Architecture & Engineering $103,088
Life, Physical, & Social Science $80,013
Community & Social Service $43,299
Legal $69,346
Education, Training, & Library $42,373
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,945
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,034
Healthcare Support $25,831
Protective Service $36,396
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,412
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,123
Personal Care & Service $19,618
Sales & Related $24,021
Office & Administrative Support $32,847
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,430
Construction & Extraction $38,855
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,387
Production $33,629
Transportation & Material Moving $28,711