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 $11.01 $23.34 $26.77 $33.40 $17.73 $21.28 $24.13 $26.53 $16.23 $8.85 $12.50 $14.86 $17.00
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 $7,632 $10,056 $10,056 $13,332 $7,680 $10,056 $10,056 $13,332 $7,632 $10,056 $10,056 $13,332
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 $20,093 $42,608 $48,862 $60,962 $32,363 $38,840 $44,042 $48,422 $32,315 $45,618 $54,258 $62,076
Annual taxes $2,803 $5,944 $6,816 $8,504 $4,515 $5,418 $6,144 $6,755 $4,508 $6,364 $7,569 $8,660
Required annual income before taxes $22,896 $48,552 $55,678 $69,466 $36,878 $44,258 $50,185 $55,176 $50,653 $36,823 $51,982 $61,826 $70,735

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,301
Business & Financial Operations $57,318
Computer & Mathematical $62,628
Architecture & Engineering $58,251
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,815
Community & Social Service $42,322
Legal $52,224
Education, Training, & Library $45,930
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,036
Healthcare Support $26,086
Protective Service $35,742
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,926
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,499
Personal Care & Service $19,947
Sales & Related $25,041
Office & Administrative Support $30,648
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,263
Construction & Extraction $33,425
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,971
Production $31,816
Transportation & Material Moving $31,621