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 $11.67 $25.68 $30.79 $38.50 $19.08 $24.41 $26.77 $30.51 $14.34 $8.86 $14.34 $16.62 $19.60
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 $9,259 $14,983 $14,983 $20,558 $11,764 $14,983 $14,983 $20,558 $9,259 $14,983 $14,983 $20,558
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 $21,335 $46,965 $56,301 $70,412 $34,898 $44,643 $48,947 $55,795 $32,393 $52,461 $60,804 $71,691
Annual taxes $2,932 $6,453 $7,736 $9,675 $4,795 $6,134 $6,726 $7,667 $4,451 $7,208 $8,355 $9,851
Required annual income before taxes $24,267 $53,418 $64,038 $80,087 $39,693 $50,777 $55,673 $63,462 $59,669 $36,844 $59,669 $69,159 $81,542

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,130
Business & Financial Operations $61,660
Computer & Mathematical $66,450
Architecture & Engineering $66,300
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,910
Community & Social Service $40,940
Legal $79,610
Education, Training, & Library $48,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,750
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,440
Healthcare Support $25,430
Protective Service $31,760
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,810
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,910
Personal Care & Service $21,840
Sales & Related $24,370
Office & Administrative Support $30,810
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,980
Construction & Extraction $35,030
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,730
Production $24,540
Transportation & Material Moving $26,550