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 $10.93 $23.61 $27.03 $33.83 $18.24 $21.54 $24.39 $26.96 $16.41 $8.81 $12.63 $14.99 $17.22
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 $7,488 $10,536 $10,536 $14,124 $8,604 $10,536 $10,536 $14,124 $7,488 $10,536 $10,536 $14,124
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 $19,949 $43,088 $49,342 $61,754 $33,287 $39,320 $44,522 $49,214 $32,171 $46,098 $54,738 $62,868
Annual taxes $2,783 $6,011 $6,883 $8,615 $4,644 $5,485 $6,211 $6,865 $4,488 $6,431 $7,636 $8,770
Required annual income before taxes $22,732 $49,099 $56,225 $70,369 $37,931 $44,805 $50,732 $56,079 $51,200 $36,659 $52,529 $62,373 $71,638

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,025
Business & Financial Operations $57,123
Computer & Mathematical $59,891
Architecture & Engineering $62,843
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,574
Community & Social Service $39,873
Legal $57,656
Education, Training, & Library $46,125
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,032
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,781
Healthcare Support $25,840
Protective Service $40,160
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,957
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,519
Personal Care & Service $23,227
Sales & Related $23,514
Office & Administrative Support $31,673
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,585
Construction & Extraction $35,916
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,130
Production $32,185
Transportation & Material Moving $27,450