Living Wage Calculation for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 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 $10.99 $24.00 $29.10 $35.92 $17.87 $22.73 $25.08 $27.92 $13.50 $8.52 $13.50 $15.78 $18.31
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 $8,016 $11,904 $11,904 $15,828 $9,540 $11,904 $11,904 $15,828 $8,016 $11,904 $11,904 $15,828
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 $20,092 $43,886 $53,222 $65,682 $32,674 $41,564 $45,868 $51,066 $31,150 $49,382 $57,725 $66,962
Annual taxes $2,761 $6,030 $7,313 $9,025 $4,490 $5,711 $6,303 $7,017 $4,280 $6,785 $7,932 $9,201
Required annual income before taxes $22,853 $49,916 $60,535 $74,707 $37,164 $47,275 $52,171 $58,083 $56,167 $35,430 $56,167 $65,657 $76,163

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,750
Business & Financial Operations $61,240
Computer & Mathematical $70,280
Architecture & Engineering $63,680
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,550
Community & Social Service $38,870
Legal $61,960
Education, Training, & Library $40,370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,300
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,730
Healthcare Support $26,230
Protective Service $35,360
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,350
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,650
Personal Care & Service $21,200
Sales & Related $27,040
Office & Administrative Support $30,820
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,110
Construction & Extraction $33,270
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,620
Production $29,660
Transportation & Material Moving $26,300