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 $11.34 $23.88 $27.31 $33.94 $18.39 $21.82 $24.67 $27.07 $16.59 $9.02 $12.77 $15.13 $17.28
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $8,244 $11,040 $11,040 $14,328 $8,892 $11,040 $11,040 $14,328 $8,244 $11,040 $11,040 $14,328
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 $20,705 $43,592 $49,846 $61,958 $33,575 $39,824 $45,026 $49,418 $32,927 $46,602 $55,242 $63,072
Annual taxes $2,888 $6,081 $6,954 $8,643 $4,684 $5,555 $6,281 $6,894 $4,593 $6,501 $7,706 $8,798
Required annual income before taxes $23,593 $49,674 $56,800 $70,601 $38,259 $45,379 $51,307 $56,311 $51,774 $37,520 $53,103 $62,948 $71,870

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,884
Business & Financial Operations $59,358
Computer & Mathematical $60,690
Architecture & Engineering $60,321
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,351
Community & Social Service $41,318
Legal $74,036
Education, Training, & Library $47,550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,972
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,875
Healthcare Support $29,336
Protective Service $38,766
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,705
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,405
Personal Care & Service $23,801
Sales & Related $26,148
Office & Administrative Support $31,601
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,988
Construction & Extraction $35,885
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,745
Production $30,012
Transportation & Material Moving $27,983