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 $11.52 $24.50 $27.93 $34.91 $18.88 $22.43 $25.28 $28.04 $17.01 $9.11 $13.07 $15.44 $17.76
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 $8,568 $12,168 $12,168 $16,092 $9,780 $12,168 $12,168 $16,092 $8,568 $12,168 $12,168 $16,092
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 $21,029 $44,720 $50,974 $63,722 $34,463 $40,952 $46,154 $51,182 $33,251 $47,730 $56,370 $64,836
Annual taxes $2,934 $6,238 $7,111 $8,889 $4,808 $5,713 $6,438 $7,140 $4,639 $6,658 $7,864 $9,045
Required annual income before taxes $23,962 $50,959 $58,085 $72,611 $39,271 $46,665 $52,592 $58,321 $53,059 $37,890 $54,388 $64,233 $73,880

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,565
Business & Financial Operations $62,751
Computer & Mathematical $72,673
Architecture & Engineering $65,211
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,747
Community & Social Service $41,636
Legal $65,733
Education, Training, & Library $44,670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,085
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,556
Healthcare Support $27,829
Protective Service $35,342
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,490
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,124
Personal Care & Service $21,710
Sales & Related $27,480
Office & Administrative Support $32,103
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,813
Construction & Extraction $35,721
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,653
Production $30,699
Transportation & Material Moving $27,798