Living Wage Calculation for Broward 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 $12.96 $27.10 $31.06 $39.63 $20.78 $25.54 $27.98 $32.87 $28.63 $10.39 $14.64 $16.81 $20.20
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 $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 $2,994 $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 $6,820 $10,280 $13,739 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,820 $10,280 $13,739
Medical $2,555 $8,476 $8,132 $8,214 $6,297 $8,132 $8,214 $7,933 $6,297 $8,132 $8,214 $7,933
Housing $10,668 $16,644 $16,644 $24,180 $13,032 $16,644 $16,644 $24,180 $13,032 $16,644 $16,644 $24,180
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 $23,664 $49,472 $56,704 $72,339 $37,938 $46,612 $51,074 $59,991 $37,938 $53,432 $61,354 $73,730
Annual taxes $3,301 $6,901 $7,910 $10,091 $5,292 $6,502 $7,125 $8,369 $5,292 $7,454 $8,559 $10,285
Required annual income before taxes $26,965 $56,374 $64,614 $82,431 $43,230 $53,114 $58,199 $68,360 $59,549 $43,230 $60,886 $69,913 $84,016

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,419
Business & Financial Operations $62,155
Computer & Mathematical $73,728
Architecture & Engineering $69,778
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,374
Community & Social Service $40,593
Legal $66,599
Education, Training, & Library $45,973
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,978
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,394
Healthcare Support $28,681
Protective Service $35,707
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,706
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,000
Personal Care & Service $23,259
Sales & Related $25,985
Office & Administrative Support $32,600
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,015
Construction & Extraction $37,394
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,801
Production $31,088
Transportation & Material Moving $29,504