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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.45 $24.09 $28.17 $35.63 $18.47 $22.70 $25.20 $28.55 $9.24 $13.09 $15.38 $18.10
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 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93 $7.93

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,022 $4,457 $6,704 $8,887 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835
Child Care $0 $6,494 $10,381 $14,267 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,494 $10,381 $14,267
Medical $2,423 $7,523 $7,312 $7,376 $5,526 $7,312 $7,376 $7,343 $5,526 $7,312 $7,376 $7,343
Housing $8,964 $13,992 $13,992 $19,200 $10,920 $13,992 $13,992 $19,200 $10,920 $13,992 $13,992 $19,200
Transportation $4,697 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037
Other $2,253 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838
Required annual income after taxes $21,359 $44,937 $52,533 $66,461 $34,457 $42,346 $47,002 $53,254 $34,457 $48,840 $57,383 $67,520
Annual taxes $2,461 $5,177 $6,052 $7,656 $3,969 $4,878 $5,415 $6,135 $3,969 $5,626 $6,611 $7,778
Required annual income before taxes $23,820 $50,114 $58,584 $74,117 $38,426 $47,224 $52,417 $59,388 $38,426 $54,467 $63,993 $75,299

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,550
Business & Financial Operations $58,730
Computer & Mathematical $68,370
Architecture & Engineering $66,220
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,860
Community & Social Service $38,350
Legal $62,010
Education, Training, & Library $43,130
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,810
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,740
Healthcare Support $25,350
Protective Service $34,130
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,090
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,210
Personal Care & Service $20,620
Sales & Related $24,560
Office & Administrative Support $29,570
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,290
Construction & Extraction $33,550
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,340
Production $28,780
Transportation & Material Moving $26,000