Living Wage Calculation for Miami-Dade 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 $11.24 $24.63 $28.92 $36.31 $18.51 $22.72 $25.04 $28.87 $26.88 $9.25 $13.44 $15.67 $18.67
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05 $8.05

*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 $3,011 $4,431 $6,652 $8,834 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776 $5,521 $6,864 $8,844 $10,776
Child Care $0 $7,659 $11,614 $15,568 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,659 $11,614 $15,568
Medical $2,302 $6,945 $6,746 $6,714 $5,303 $6,746 $6,714 $6,829 $5,303 $6,746 $6,714 $6,829
Housing $8,940 $13,944 $13,944 $19,128 $10,884 $13,944 $13,944 $19,128 $10,884 $13,944 $13,944 $19,128
Transportation $4,290 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405 $8,467 $9,593 $11,299 $11,405
Other $2,146 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013 $3,894 $4,682 $5,290 $5,013
Required annual income after taxes $20,689 $45,340 $53,230 $66,834 $34,068 $41,829 $46,092 $53,152 $34,068 $49,488 $57,705 $68,720
Annual taxes $2,687 $5,890 $6,915 $8,682 $4,425 $5,434 $5,987 $6,904 $4,425 $6,429 $7,496 $8,927
Required annual income before taxes $23,376 $51,230 $60,145 $75,515 $38,494 $47,263 $52,079 $60,056 $55,917 $38,494 $55,917 $65,201 $77,647

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,270
Business & Financial Operations $59,770
Computer & Mathematical $68,980
Architecture & Engineering $66,660
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,440
Community & Social Service $39,210
Legal $66,160
Education, Training, & Library $43,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,570
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,790
Healthcare Support $26,220
Protective Service $34,460
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,620
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,750
Personal Care & Service $21,490
Sales & Related $24,700
Office & Administrative Support $30,230
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,460
Construction & Extraction $34,130
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,660
Production $28,920
Transportation & Material Moving $26,510