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 $12.29 $24.77 $28.73 $35.88 $19.07 $23.20 $25.65 $29.11 $26.30 $9.41 $13.47 $15.64 $18.32
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 $9,432 $12,384 $12,384 $17,328 $9,900 $12,384 $12,384 $17,328 $9,432 $12,384 $12,384 $17,328
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 $22,428 $45,212 $52,444 $65,487 $34,806 $42,352 $46,814 $53,139 $34,338 $49,172 $57,094 $66,878
Annual taxes $3,129 $6,307 $7,316 $9,135 $4,855 $5,908 $6,531 $7,413 $4,790 $6,859 $7,965 $9,330
Required annual income before taxes $25,556 $51,520 $59,760 $74,623 $39,661 $48,260 $53,345 $60,552 $54,694 $39,128 $56,031 $65,059 $76,208

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,121
Business & Financial Operations $56,158
Computer & Mathematical $60,931
Architecture & Engineering $67,638
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,789
Community & Social Service $38,268
Legal $65,869
Education, Training, & Library $47,743
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,725
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,707
Healthcare Support $29,226
Protective Service $39,101
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,603
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,263
Personal Care & Service $24,123
Sales & Related $25,708
Office & Administrative Support $32,147
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,537
Construction & Extraction $37,733
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,297
Production $35,264
Transportation & Material Moving $27,888