Living Wage Calculation for Alachua County, Florida

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.93 $23.61 $27.03 $33.83 $18.24 $21.54 $24.39 $26.96 $16.41 $9.12 $12.63 $14.99 $17.22
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $6,778 $10,216 $13,654 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,778 $10,216 $13,654
Medical $2,583 $8,332 $8,051 $8,109 $6,161 $8,051 $8,109 $7,779 $6,161 $8,051 $8,109 $7,779
Housing $7,488 $10,536 $10,536 $14,124 $8,604 $10,536 $10,536 $14,124 $8,604 $10,536 $10,536 $14,124
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $19,949 $43,088 $49,342 $61,754 $33,287 $39,320 $44,522 $49,214 $33,287 $46,098 $54,738 $62,868
Annual taxes $2,783 $6,011 $6,883 $8,615 $4,644 $5,485 $6,211 $6,865 $4,644 $6,431 $7,636 $8,770
Required annual income before taxes $22,732 $49,099 $56,225 $70,369 $37,931 $44,805 $50,732 $56,079 $51,200 $37,931 $52,529 $62,373 $71,638

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $103,751
Business & Financial Operations $61,808
Computer & Mathematical $71,586
Architecture & Engineering $68,911
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,432
Community & Social Service $41,174
Legal $68,255
Education, Training, & Library $46,135
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,506
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,895
Healthcare Support $27,798
Protective Service $35,383
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,869
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,124
Personal Care & Service $22,663
Sales & Related $25,892
Office & Administrative Support $31,816
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,531
Construction & Extraction $36,418
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,186
Production $30,197
Transportation & Material Moving $28,464