Living Wage Calculation for Tallahassee, 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 $11.41 $23.81 $27.24 $34.02 $18.35 $21.75 $24.60 $27.15 $16.55 $9.05 $12.73 $15.10 $17.31
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 $8,368 $10,916 $10,916 $14,468 $8,815 $10,916 $10,916 $14,468 $8,368 $10,916 $10,916 $14,468
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 $20,829 $43,469 $49,722 $62,098 $33,498 $39,700 $44,902 $49,558 $33,051 $46,478 $55,118 $63,212
Annual taxes $2,906 $6,064 $6,936 $8,663 $4,673 $5,538 $6,264 $6,913 $4,611 $6,484 $7,689 $8,818
Required annual income before taxes $23,735 $49,532 $56,658 $70,761 $38,171 $45,238 $51,165 $56,471 $51,633 $37,662 $52,962 $62,807 $72,030

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,899
Business & Financial Operations $48,862
Computer & Mathematical $57,595
Architecture & Engineering $63,519
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,862
Community & Social Service $38,735
Legal $68,163
Education, Training, & Library $45,213
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,445
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,791
Healthcare Support $24,969
Protective Service $39,504
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,705
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,822
Personal Care & Service $21,423
Sales & Related $23,760
Office & Administrative Support $30,320
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,193
Construction & Extraction $34,573
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,454
Production $28,065
Transportation & Material Moving $25,072