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 $15.30 $29.83 $37.25 $48.82 $24.53 $29.16 $34.58 $37.43 $11.91 $16.64 $21.40 $24.89
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 $7,068 $9,852 $9,852 $13,068 $8,280 $9,852 $9,852 $13,068 $7,068 $9,852 $9,852 $13,068
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 $25,794 $50,288 $62,798 $82,300 $41,361 $49,152 $58,292 $63,108 $40,149 $56,089 $72,165 $83,918
Annual taxes $6,031 $11,758 $14,682 $19,242 $9,670 $11,492 $13,629 $14,755 $9,387 $13,114 $16,873 $19,621
Required annual income before taxes $31,825 $62,046 $77,480 $101,542 $51,031 $60,644 $71,921 $77,864 $49,536 $69,203 $89,038 $103,539

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $129,021
Business & Financial Operations $92,041
Computer & Mathematical $103,309
Architecture & Engineering $109,204
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,578
Community & Social Service $44,523
Legal $72,856
Education, Training, & Library $53,789
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,980
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,033
Healthcare Support $26,504
Protective Service $44,223
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,779
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,039
Personal Care & Service $24,653
Sales & Related $29,939
Office & Administrative Support $37,846
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,686
Construction & Extraction $46,085
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,429
Production $37,493
Transportation & Material Moving $30,773