Living Wage Calculation for Montgomery, 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 $13.56 $27.35 $33.42 $42.17 $22.59 $26.66 $30.27 $31.98 $10.87 $15.06 $18.59 $21.17
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 $5,824 $11,648 $17,471 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,824 $11,648 $17,471
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 $6,996 $9,960 $9,960 $12,564 $8,424 $9,960 $9,960 $12,564 $6,996 $9,960 $9,960 $12,564
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 $22,862 $46,100 $56,348 $71,088 $38,075 $44,948 $51,024 $53,908 $36,647 $50,772 $62,672 $71,379
Annual taxes $5,345 $10,778 $13,175 $16,621 $8,902 $10,509 $11,930 $12,604 $8,568 $11,871 $14,653 $16,689
Required annual income before taxes $28,207 $56,878 $69,523 $87,708 $46,977 $55,457 $62,953 $66,513 $45,216 $62,643 $77,325 $88,068

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,077
Business & Financial Operations $63,705
Computer & Mathematical $78,192
Architecture & Engineering $69,966
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,639
Community & Social Service $43,858
Legal $86,918
Education, Training, & Library $50,211
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,214
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,656
Healthcare Support $23,581
Protective Service $39,367
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,673
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,957
Personal Care & Service $22,875
Sales & Related $25,003
Office & Administrative Support $34,426
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,154
Construction & Extraction $37,679
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,994
Production $33,014
Transportation & Material Moving $26,303