Living Wage Calculation for Port St. Lucie, 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 $12.09 $24.63 $28.06 $35.59 $18.99 $22.57 $25.42 $28.72 $17.09 $9.39 $13.14 $15.51 $18.10
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 $9,612 $12,408 $12,408 $17,328 $9,972 $12,408 $12,408 $17,328 $9,612 $12,408 $12,408 $17,328
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 $22,073 $44,960 $51,214 $64,958 $34,655 $41,192 $46,394 $52,418 $34,295 $47,970 $56,610 $66,072
Annual taxes $3,079 $6,272 $7,144 $9,062 $4,834 $5,746 $6,472 $7,312 $4,784 $6,692 $7,897 $9,217
Required annual income before taxes $25,152 $51,232 $58,358 $74,020 $39,489 $46,938 $52,865 $59,730 $53,333 $39,079 $54,662 $64,507 $75,289

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,007
Business & Financial Operations $55,668
Computer & Mathematical $58,815
Architecture & Engineering $63,560
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,530
Community & Social Service $38,694
Legal $63,642
Education, Training, & Library $43,870
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,739
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,428
Healthcare Support $28,106
Protective Service $36,572
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,289
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,635
Personal Care & Service $23,421
Sales & Related $25,307
Office & Administrative Support $31,293
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,200
Construction & Extraction $36,951
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,274
Production $33,528
Transportation & Material Moving $25,789