Living Wage Calculation for Mobile, 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 $14.15 $27.38 $33.42 $42.54 $22.37 $26.74 $30.34 $32.47 $11.17 $15.08 $18.59 $21.36
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 $5,758 $11,516 $17,274 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,758 $11,516 $17,274
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 $7,997 $10,085 $10,085 $13,397 $8,066 $10,085 $10,085 $13,397 $7,997 $10,085 $10,085 $13,397
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 $23,862 $46,159 $56,341 $71,723 $37,717 $45,073 $51,149 $54,741 $37,648 $50,831 $62,665 $72,015
Annual taxes $5,579 $10,792 $13,173 $16,769 $8,818 $10,538 $11,959 $12,799 $8,802 $11,885 $14,651 $16,838
Required annual income before taxes $29,441 $56,951 $69,514 $88,493 $46,536 $55,612 $63,108 $67,540 $46,450 $62,716 $77,316 $88,853

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,036
Business & Financial Operations $60,483
Computer & Mathematical $67,163
Architecture & Engineering $88,985
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,240
Community & Social Service $43,572
Legal $65,567
Education, Training, & Library $48,881
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,720
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,465
Healthcare Support $24,328
Protective Service $35,224
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,622
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,118
Personal Care & Service $20,727
Sales & Related $26,262
Office & Administrative Support $33,433
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,617
Construction & Extraction $42,180
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,587
Production $47,111
Transportation & Material Moving $30,374