Living Wage Calculation for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 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 $12.95 $27.05 $31.01 $38.87 $20.80 $25.48 $27.93 $32.11 $28.58 $9.74 $14.61 $16.78 $19.82
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 $10,636 $16,550 $16,550 $22,795 $13,066 $16,550 $16,550 $22,795 $10,636 $16,550 $16,550 $22,795
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 $23,632 $49,378 $56,609 $70,955 $37,972 $46,517 $50,980 $58,607 $35,542 $53,337 $61,260 $72,346
Annual taxes $3,297 $6,888 $7,897 $9,898 $5,297 $6,489 $7,112 $8,176 $4,958 $7,441 $8,546 $10,092
Required annual income before taxes $26,929 $56,266 $64,506 $80,853 $43,269 $53,007 $58,092 $66,782 $59,442 $40,500 $60,778 $69,806 $82,438

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,758
Business & Financial Operations $64,675
Computer & Mathematical $72,751
Architecture & Engineering $66,517
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,652
Community & Social Service $41,889
Legal $74,345
Education, Training, & Library $48,463
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,142
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,040
Healthcare Support $28,053
Protective Service $31,664
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,613
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,693
Personal Care & Service $23,362
Sales & Related $26,510
Office & Administrative Support $32,549
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,348
Construction & Extraction $37,836
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,534
Production $27,271
Transportation & Material Moving $0