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 $10.13 $23.21 $28.32 $35.20 $17.17 $21.94 $24.29 $27.20 $13.11 $8.09 $13.11 $15.39 $17.95
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 $6,456 $10,464 $10,464 $14,508 $8,256 $10,464 $10,464 $14,508 $6,456 $10,464 $10,464 $14,508
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 $18,532 $42,446 $51,782 $64,362 $31,390 $40,124 $44,428 $49,746 $29,590 $47,942 $56,285 $65,642
Annual taxes $2,546 $5,832 $7,115 $8,844 $4,313 $5,513 $6,105 $6,835 $4,066 $6,588 $7,734 $9,020
Required annual income before taxes $21,079 $48,278 $58,897 $73,206 $35,703 $45,637 $50,533 $56,581 $54,529 $33,656 $54,529 $64,019 $74,661

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,820
Business & Financial Operations $60,950
Computer & Mathematical $80,020
Architecture & Engineering $85,010
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,600
Community & Social Service $39,980
Legal $63,660
Education, Training, & Library $40,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,350
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,670
Healthcare Support $27,160
Protective Service $39,050
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,640
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,030
Personal Care & Service $22,780
Sales & Related $23,380
Office & Administrative Support $29,220
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $34,740
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,640
Production $29,900
Transportation & Material Moving $25,090