Living Wage Calculation for Lakeland-Winter Haven, 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 $11.09 $23.40 $28.51 $35.14 $17.17 $22.13 $24.49 $27.14 $13.20 $8.57 $13.20 $15.48 $17.92
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 $8,208 $10,812 $10,812 $14,400 $8,268 $10,812 $10,812 $14,400 $8,208 $10,812 $10,812 $14,400
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 $20,284 $42,794 $52,130 $64,254 $31,402 $40,472 $44,776 $49,638 $31,342 $48,290 $56,633 $65,534
Annual taxes $2,787 $5,880 $7,163 $8,829 $4,315 $5,561 $6,153 $6,821 $4,307 $6,635 $7,782 $9,005
Required annual income before taxes $23,072 $48,674 $59,293 $73,083 $35,717 $46,033 $50,929 $56,458 $54,925 $35,649 $54,925 $64,415 $74,539

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,750
Business & Financial Operations $55,840
Computer & Mathematical $60,360
Architecture & Engineering $55,500
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,020
Community & Social Service $39,920
Legal $58,820
Education, Training, & Library $42,550
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,420
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,150
Healthcare Support $24,340
Protective Service $34,580
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,910
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,830
Personal Care & Service $19,830
Sales & Related $24,810
Office & Administrative Support $29,280
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,460
Construction & Extraction $32,600
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,650
Production $30,610
Transportation & Material Moving $28,880