Living Wage Calculation for Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

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 $11.07 $23.47 $28.57 $35.10 $17.44 $22.20 $24.55 $27.11 $13.24 $8.56 $13.24 $15.52 $17.90
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 $8.05 $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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $7,818 $11,857 $15,896 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,818 $11,857 $15,896
Medical $2,235 $7,282 $6,995 $7,156 $5,299 $6,995 $7,156 $7,014 $5,299 $6,995 $7,156 $7,014
Housing $8,172 $10,932 $10,932 $14,340 $8,760 $10,932 $10,932 $14,340 $8,172 $10,932 $10,932 $14,340
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $20,248 $42,914 $52,250 $64,194 $31,894 $40,592 $44,896 $49,578 $31,306 $48,410 $56,753 $65,474
Annual taxes $2,782 $5,897 $7,180 $8,821 $4,382 $5,578 $6,169 $6,812 $4,302 $6,652 $7,798 $8,997
Required annual income before taxes $23,031 $48,810 $59,430 $73,015 $36,277 $46,169 $51,065 $56,390 $55,062 $35,608 $55,062 $64,552 $74,470

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,510
Business & Financial Operations $54,960
Computer & Mathematical $60,160
Architecture & Engineering $57,620
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,800
Community & Social Service $38,970
Legal $56,990
Education, Training, & Library $44,890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,860
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,040
Healthcare Support $28,070
Protective Service $36,560
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,640
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,570
Personal Care & Service $22,730
Sales & Related $25,430
Office & Administrative Support $30,010
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,330
Construction & Extraction $34,670
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,020
Production $29,100
Transportation & Material Moving $25,840