Living Wage Calculation for Gainesville, 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 $10.78 $23.31 $28.41 $35.11 $17.37 $22.04 $24.39 $27.12 $13.16 $8.42 $13.16 $15.44 $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 $7,644 $10,644 $10,644 $14,352 $8,628 $10,644 $10,644 $14,352 $7,644 $10,644 $10,644 $14,352
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 $19,720 $42,626 $51,962 $64,206 $31,762 $40,304 $44,608 $49,590 $30,778 $48,122 $56,465 $65,486
Annual taxes $2,710 $5,857 $7,140 $8,822 $4,364 $5,538 $6,129 $6,814 $4,229 $6,612 $7,759 $8,998
Required annual income before taxes $22,430 $48,483 $59,102 $73,028 $36,127 $45,842 $50,738 $56,404 $54,734 $35,007 $54,734 $64,224 $74,484

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,380
Business & Financial Operations $54,850
Computer & Mathematical $58,220
Architecture & Engineering $60,770
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,530
Community & Social Service $38,660
Legal $55,510
Education, Training, & Library $39,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,400
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,810
Healthcare Support $23,790
Protective Service $37,540
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,120
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,130
Personal Care & Service $22,300
Sales & Related $20,740
Office & Administrative Support $29,820
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,570
Construction & Extraction $34,870
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,180
Production $30,150
Transportation & Material Moving $26,040