Living Wage Calculation for Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, 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 $11.39 $24.68 $28.64 $35.62 $18.92 $23.11 $25.55 $28.86 $26.20 $8.96 $13.42 $15.59 $18.19
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 $7,788 $12,216 $12,216 $16,860 $9,636 $12,216 $12,216 $16,860 $7,788 $12,216 $12,216 $16,860
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 $20,784 $45,044 $52,276 $65,019 $34,542 $42,184 $46,646 $52,671 $32,694 $49,004 $56,926 $66,410
Annual taxes $2,899 $6,284 $7,292 $9,070 $4,819 $5,885 $6,507 $7,348 $4,561 $6,836 $7,941 $9,264
Required annual income before taxes $23,683 $51,328 $59,568 $74,090 $39,360 $48,068 $53,154 $60,019 $54,503 $37,254 $55,840 $64,868 $75,675

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,262
Business & Financial Operations $66,867
Computer & Mathematical $85,353
Architecture & Engineering $88,284
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,771
Community & Social Service $42,455
Legal $67,926
Education, Training, & Library $44,235
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,101
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,807
Healthcare Support $28,691
Protective Service $41,797
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,356
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,023
Personal Care & Service $23,804
Sales & Related $24,473
Office & Administrative Support $31,582
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,889
Construction & Extraction $37,877
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,857
Production $34,030
Transportation & Material Moving $26,726