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 $11.88 $24.24 $28.21 $34.70 $18.71 $22.68 $25.12 $27.94 $25.77 $9.20 $13.21 $15.38 $17.73
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 $8,681 $11,427 $11,427 $15,183 $9,255 $11,427 $11,427 $15,183 $8,681 $11,427 $11,427 $15,183
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 $21,676 $44,255 $51,486 $63,343 $34,161 $41,395 $45,857 $50,995 $33,586 $48,215 $56,137 $64,734
Annual taxes $3,024 $6,174 $7,182 $8,836 $4,765 $5,775 $6,397 $7,114 $4,685 $6,726 $7,831 $9,030
Required annual income before taxes $24,700 $50,429 $58,669 $72,179 $38,926 $47,169 $52,254 $58,109 $53,604 $38,272 $54,940 $63,968 $73,764

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $0
Business & Financial Operations $46,529
Computer & Mathematical $57,320
Architecture & Engineering $62,638
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,090
Community & Social Service $38,453
Legal $71,269
Education, Training, & Library $43,319
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,666
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,711
Healthcare Support $25,522
Protective Service $38,772
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,862
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,879
Personal Care & Service $22,261
Sales & Related $24,597
Office & Administrative Support $30,594
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,862
Construction & Extraction $33,639
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,795
Production $28,948
Transportation & Material Moving $26,088