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 $11.73 $24.27 $28.23 $34.54 $18.73 $22.70 $25.15 $27.77 $25.80 $9.13 $13.22 $15.39 $17.65
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 $8,412 $11,472 $11,472 $14,880 $9,276 $11,472 $11,472 $14,880 $8,412 $11,472 $11,472 $14,880
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 $21,408 $44,300 $51,532 $63,039 $34,182 $41,440 $45,902 $50,691 $33,318 $48,260 $56,182 $64,430
Annual taxes $2,986 $6,180 $7,189 $8,794 $4,768 $5,781 $6,403 $7,071 $4,648 $6,732 $7,837 $8,988
Required annual income before taxes $24,394 $50,480 $58,720 $71,833 $38,950 $47,221 $52,306 $57,763 $53,655 $37,965 $54,992 $64,020 $73,419

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,166
Business & Financial Operations $60,591
Computer & Mathematical $60,993
Architecture & Engineering $62,371
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,637
Community & Social Service $42,599
Legal $69,274
Education, Training, & Library $47,280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,215
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,939
Healthcare Support $30,162
Protective Service $40,747
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,292
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,957
Personal Care & Service $24,411
Sales & Related $25,749
Office & Administrative Support $32,261
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,100
Construction & Extraction $36,869
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,976
Production $31,232
Transportation & Material Moving $28,670